COVID-19 Crisis: Seed Alert (June Edition)
Seed Alerts identify current challenges and urgent action in the Nigerian seed sector, based on surveys and focus group discussions with various stakeholders.
Alert 1:Mobility restrictions and lockdown disrupt the processes involved in the evaluation and release of new varieties.
Alert 2: Mobility restrictions and lockdown hinder the timely production of early generation seed, and the planning of its supply
Alert 3: Mismatch between financial products and services, and seed business models and needs, limits access to finance.
Alert 4: Mobility restrictions and their enforcement impede seed producers’ access to agro-inputs and mechanization services.