Launch of The African Seed Access Index (TASAI)
13 March 2015
Launched yesterday to monitor the state of the continent's seed sector and highlights problems that prevent seeds reaching farmers. The African Seed Access Index (TASAI), as it is called, will help improve smallholder farmers' access to a wider array of modern, more productive food crop varieties.
Organisers hope the scheme will shake off "decades of complacent government seed monopolies". Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya featured in the first assessment.
Read a news article on it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31857458
Visit their website here http://tasai.org/