Assessment of Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals Seed Value Chains in Uganda

Templer, N and Akpo, E and Vernooy, R and Ojiewo, C O and Njuguna-Mungai, E and Gekanana, R and Varshney, R K (2021) Assessment of Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals Seed Value Chains in Uganda. Working Paper. ICRISAT.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Download (1MB)


Global Research Program - Accelerated Crop Improvement

Additional Information

This study was made possible through the joint efforts of a team of stakeholders. We are grateful to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and Bioversity International (now the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT) for their scientists' funding and technical contributions. The local coordination by the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NaSARRI) as the host and the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD), Uganda, in reaching out to their seed producer groups, is highly appreciated. Also recognized is the contribution of the enumerators involved in data collection and preparing the pre-synthesis.


A well-functioning seed system is key to timely access to low-cost and quality seed by farmers. Improved varieties are critical to increase grain production in terms of both quality and quantity. Hence, decision-makers in agriculture face the challenge of developing an integrated and cost-effective seed system that can generate and deliver improved seed varieties to farmers, thereby ensuring seed security and enhancing livelihoods, particularly of the dryland farmers. This paper analyses the current state of Uganda’s seed value chain for grain legumes and dryland cereals (GLDC), the challenges as well as the opportunities in it. It also identifies critical areas that can drive sustainability in seed value chains.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: Global Research Program - Accelerated Crop Improvement
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed System, Value Chain, Uganda
Subjects: Others > Seed Systems
Others > Value Chains
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 04:53
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 04:54
    View Statistics

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item