SADC Southern African Development Community - Seeds

Project completed

The objective of this second phase is to assist four countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Swaziland) to implement and domesticate the new regional policy at national level with the perspective of demonstration to the other SADC countries. Four national seed networks bringing local stakeholders together (i.e. government, farmers unions, private sector, seed scientists etc.) will be established to operationalise the policies. A regional database will be set up in Zambia cataloguing and informing on new seeds data and enabling the dissemination of critical seed information within the region. By the end of the phase new regulations and policies in the four countries will have been adopted and practiced by the main stakeholders to enhance the release and use of new seed varieties.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural policy
Agricultural development
01.01.2010 - 30.09.2014
CHF 4'500'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Other International Organization
  • Other OI


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   4'500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   4'576'618
Project phases

Phase 2 01.01.2010 - 30.09.2014   (Completed)