Seed Policy and Adoption
Considerable effort has gone into improving seed value chains in recent years, but improved seed purchase is still limited in Ghana. Despite the new seed policy that is now in place, it is still not clear what is constraining the development of a vibrant seed sector, increased use of certified seeds, and the adoption of improved varieties. This work on the seed sector will include two activities:
a) Through Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) and other qualitative methods, an overview of the seed policy and the seed sector will be conducted, taking into account key issues in seed policy, international good practices, and policy options.
b) An adoption study covering key crops such as rice and maize will be undertaken to understand the nature and extent of adoption and its influencing factors.