Below you will find important documents related to the Kenyan crop seed sector which you can download. If you have suggestions for additional documents, please contact us.
Summary of Private Sector Feedback on the Draft Seed and Plant Varieties(Seeds) Regulations,2013
Feedback and comments from private sector seed companies to the draft regulations proposed to implement The Seed and Plant Varieties Act (Cap326), 1975 (and amended in 2013). This document was finalized in April, 2014, and was the result of three convenings of both public and private sector participants held between Oct. 30, 2013 and January 14, 2014, in addition to subsequent review of the draft document by private sector participants in the convenings.
Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries: A Reference Manual
This book, entitled Quality Management for Seed Enterprises in Developing Countries: A Reference Manual, is a product of the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University, USA. It contains documentation of processes for developing a quality-oriented seed company, as well as various templates to be used by seed companies for activities such as contracting outgrowers and calibrating equipment. (Released May, 2015)
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease Management Practices
Seed Production Recommendations for Managing Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease: Recommendations from Workshop on MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, May 12 – 14, 2015. CIMMYT/AGRA/BMGF
Maize Growth Stages
An illustration on maize growth stages (Day 1 - 100). This is useful when conducting field scouts for Fall Army Worm
Scaling Seed Briefs Dec 2013
In-depth briefs on opportunities for scaling seed production, marketing and adoption (Syngenta Foundation, multiple authors)
Food Security & Crop Seed in Kenya: Challenging Trends We Cannot Afford to Ignore (Dr. Joseph Kariuki)
(Published November 2015)
This paper aims to contribute to the policy debate on the role of sustainable agricultural development as a means of addressing food insecurity and poverty in Kenya. In particular, it examines the role of Kenya’s crop seed sector within the larger context of trends shaping the country’s agricultural growth. This paper is Part I of a two-part series; Part II will be published in early 2016.
Kenya Seed Industry Study (KSIS)
This study focuses on the seed industry in Kenya, and includes seed of the main food crops, with particular emphasis on seed produced in Kenya
Agrodealer Baseline Survey
(Released February 2017)
The agrodealer baseline survey was carried out in August 2016 to generate baseline information on agrodealership businesses in Kenya from the perspective of crop seed trade. The study includes information on key characteristics of owners of agrodealerships, agrodealers’ relationship with crop seed suppliers and farmers, crop seed trade dynamics including crop seed sales trends between 2014 and 2016, involvement of women and the youth in agrodealership business, as well as challenges faced by agrodealers. The information is important for stakeholders in the sector to understand the role of agrodealers as a critical link between the supply and demand sides of agro-inputs.
Seed Potato Production and Certification Guidelines
An easy to read document on seed potato production in Kenya; Seed systems; Sources of seed, and degeneration; Diseases, cause & management; and Seed certification, regulations, rules & procedures.