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Advertisement: Authorization of Seed Certification Entities, Seed Inspectors and Seed Analysts

(The 2nd call for Applications by The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services to qualified personnel to be authorized as Seed inspectors, seed samplers and seed analysts; as provided for under Section 3B of the Seeds and Plant Varieties Act. Deadline is 5th May 2017.)

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Guidelines for Authorization of Seed Certification Activities in Kenya

(A draft document prepared to guide the process of authorization of seed certification activities to Private/ Public persons as provided for in Section 3B of the Seeds and Plant Varieties Act (cap 326) of the laws of Kenya)

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Gazetted Names of Private Inspectors/Analysts

(Authorized private seed Inspectors/Analysts gazetted by The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services in pursuant to section 3B (1b) and (2a) of the Seeds and Plant Varieties Act )

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Fall Army Worm Brochure

(A Kenyan Government brochure on Fall Army Worm's management, identification, damages, it's spread in Kenya and likely economic impact )

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Seed Potato Production and Certification Guidelines

(An easy to read document on seed potato production in Kenya; Seed systems; Sources of seed, and degeneration; Diseases, cause & management; and Seed certification, regulations, rules & procedures.)

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TASAI Brief Kenya, 2016

(A policy document prepared by The African Seed Access Index (TASAI), focusing on Kenya's formal seed sector. The brief includes comparison to Uganda's seed industry where a similar study was conducted.)

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Produce Cess and Other Market Charges in Kenyan Agriculture

(Final report on Cess Study spearheaded by Kenya Markets Trust)

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The Burden of Produce Cess and other Market Charges in Kenya

(Summarized Cess Report of a study commissioned by Kenya Markets Trust)

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The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act (Cap 326)- The Seeds and Plants Varieties (Variety Evaluation and Release) Regulations, 2016

(Gazetted legislation )

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The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act (Cap 326) – The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations, 2016

(Gazetted legislation)

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AgroDealer Baseline Study

(Released February 2017, The agrodealer baseline survey was carried out in August 2016 to generate baseline information on agrodealership businesses in Kenya from the perspective of crop seed trade. The study includes information on key characteristics of owners of agrodealerships, agrodealers’ relationship with crop seed suppliers and farmers, crop seed trade dynamics including crop seed sales trends between 2014 and 2016, involvement of women and the youth in agrodealership business, as well as challenges faced by agrodealers. The information is important for stakeholders in the sector to understand the role of agrodealers as a critical link between the supply and demand sides of agro-inputs. )

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Maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening

(A new cycle of maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening to begin at Kenya site in May 2017)

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GAZETTE NOTICE, 3RD JANUARY 2017

(Gazette notice of the Seeds and Plant Varieties (Variety Release and Evaluation) Regulations, 2016)

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MLND HOTSPOT AREAS IN KENYA

(A compilation of MLND Hotspot areas in Kenya based on counties. Source: Seed industry stakeholders  )

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ASARECA Policy Newsletter VOL. 19 NO. 13

(Some useful insights on the performance of Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets with regard to some of the principles of structured value chains.)

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Maize Lethal Necrosis Diseases Management Practices

(Seed Production Recommendations for Managing Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease: Recommendations from Workshop on MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, May 12 – 14, 2015. CIMMYT/AGRA/BMGF)

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Food Security & Crop Seed in Kenya: Big Payoffs We Cannot Afford to Ignore (Dr. Joseph Kariuki and Noel Anyuka Templer)

((Published August 2016) This policy brief is the second in a two-part series focusing on Kenya’s crop seed sector. Part I considered the key forces shaping agriculture in Kenya and the relationship between crop seed and food security. Part II probes the economic costs of a poorly developed seed sector and offers recommendations for reforms.)

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Food Security & Crop Seed in Kenya: Challenging Trends We Cannot Afford to Ignore (Dr. Joseph Kariuki)

((Published November 2015) This paper aims to contribute to the policy debate on the role of sustainable agricultural development as a means of addressing food insecurity and poverty in Kenya. In particular, it examines the role of Kenya’s crop seed sector within the larger context of trends shaping the country’s agricultural growth.   This paper is Part I of a two-part series; Part II will be published in early 2016.)

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Scaling Seed Briefs Dec 2013

(In-depth briefs on opportunities for scaling seed production, marketing and adoption (Syngenta Foundation, multiple authors))

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Exhibits to the African Seed Company Toolbox

(Exhibits to the above toolbox which can be changed and customized (Aline O’Connor))

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The African Seed Company Toolbox

(Practical, modular guide to building and managing a seed company (Aline O'Connor))

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Seed Business Management in Africa

(Comprehensive book on seed business management (John MacRobert, CIMMYT))

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TASAI

(This country brief summarizes the key findings of a major study conducted in 2013 and 2014 to appraise the structure and economic performance of Kenya's seed sector. It compares the performance of Kenya's seeds against three other countries, namely South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.)

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The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act, 1972 (As last amended in 2002)

(Gazetted legislation)

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The Kenya Agricultural Research Bill, 2012

(Gazetted legislation)

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The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act 2013

(Gazetted legislation)

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The Crop Act 2013

(Gazetted legislation)

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The Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority Act, 2013

(Gazetted legislation)

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Seeds and Plant Varieties Amendement Act 2013

(Gazetted legislation; amendment to The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act, 1972 (As last amended in 2002))

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Kenya Seed Policy 2010

(Gazetted legislation)

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Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act, 2012

(Gazetted legislation)

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COMESA Seed Trade Harmonization Regulations, 2014

(A Legal notice from the Council from its 32nd meeting held from 27th to 28th February 2014 at Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.)

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Isu Seed Quality Manual 2015

(This reference guide provides information required for developing a quality manual that will enable small and medium sized enterprises reach a high level of quality by establishing process management in their organization.)

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Hybrid Maize Production Manual, May 2014

(This manual provides a guide to maize hybrid seed production with particular reference to field procedures, so that seed growers and seed companies can cost- effectively obtain productive and quality seed suitable for farmers.)

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Seed Sector Insights Kenya, Brief #1 Crop Seed Company Propositions for Improving Current Seed Regulations (Paul Gamba, Egerton University)

((Released November 2015) This policy brief highlights some of the key issues and proposals for improvement raised by crop seed companies with policy makers regarding the regulations currently under discussion, related to the Seed and Plant Varieties Amendment Act, 2013.)

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Scaling Seed Briefs Dec2013

(In-depth briefs on opportunities for scaling seed production, marketing and adoption (Syngenta Foundation, multiple authors))

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Harmonization agreements

(Achievements and Agreements on the ASARECA project in harmonizing seed policies and Regulation in East Africa.)

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Ecapapa monograph 6

(This monograph documents in a chronological manner the path that ECAPAPA’s Seed Initiative has taken in rationalization and harmonization of seed policies, laws, regulations and procedures in Eastern and Central Africa up until 2004.)

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