The current two-year intensification phase (2017-2018) of the project “Indo-German Cooperation on Seed Sector Development” builds on the expert dialogue that has been conducted at the national level since July 2013. Selected pilot measures will be implemented in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Telangana is a semi-arid area. Favourable natural conditions (climate, soil etc.) make the region suitable for seed production. Currently, more than 400 seed companies are located in Telangana. The federal state of Telangana with its capital Hyderabad has developed into a “seed hub” of India.