The project “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Sector Development” started with a first phase in July 2013. During a first phase of the project, an expert dialogue at the national level was established with partners from the seed sector. As part of a second phase of the project (intensification phase), which started in January 2017, this expert dialogue continued and was extended with complementary activities to improve the production, certification, processing and storage of seeds in the southern Indian state of Telangana as a pilot region. Telangana has become a “seed hub” of India in recent years.
The current 3-year consolidation phase of the project (July 2019 to June 2022) builds on the achievements so far. The positive approaches from the cooperation so far are to be consolidated and extended in order to increase the impact and scope of the project.
The project activities include:
- Consultation and technical training by German/international seed experts in India, including follow-up and post training activities to support application of
- Advanced practices;
- Exchange of information through seminars, round table discussions, workshops and studies;
- Elaboration of information material on best practices in seed production and processing;
- Training and study tours for Indian experts in Germany /Europe.