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Offer

Better access to seeds requires two elements: identifying new, improved varieties and then producing and distributing seed of these varieties to smallholder farmers. However, the link between R&D and production is not happening naturally in many developing countries; there is a need for a facilitator.

Seeds2B Scope of Services:

MARKET NEED & NEW VARIETIES

Finding varieties with traits that meet market need and developing business cases

 

 

 

TRIALS

Carrying out comparative trials to assess performance and market acceptance of new varieties (through screening, adaptation and marketing trials)

 

 

MARKETING CONSENT & POLICY

Assisting organizations with registrations of new varieties (at national or regional level), including advice on key issues related to commercial variety protection

Disseminate results of registration case studies to policy-makers, providing them with insights from an applicants perspective

 

B2B MARKET LINKS

Facilitating distribution deals (Business-to-Business, B2B) to connect local businesses to breeders with new, improved varieties

LICENSING

Building equitable partnerships between breeders and seed producers (under license or joint venture)

Building capacity of NARS on intellectual property rights (IPR) management

TECHNICAL/MARKETING SUPPORT

Providing guidance to reduce risks in seed multiplication (agronomic or commercial business planning support)

Advising on variety portfolio expansion

Facilitating new downstream links

ADDITIONAL CAPITAL

Helping to acquire necessary additional capital to enable companies to invest in marketing produced seeds (storage, etc)

M&E

Tracking new seed sales of new, improved varieties introduced by the Seeds2B program

Carrying out in-depth impact studies for selected projects