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CABE calls for review of seed policies to combat climate change

Hannington Odame, Executive Director CABE

The Center for African Bio-Entreprenuership has called for the review of seed policies in order to fight climate change.

Hannington Odame, Executive Director of CABE said that reforms are required in order to promote vegetatively propagated seeds.

He noted that seeds are at the center of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

“We need diverse and pluralist seed market systems that incorporate both formal and informal seeds systems,” he said.

Odame noted that currently 10 to 15 percent of all seeds are traded under formal seed systems and the rest under the formal seed systems.

” We are advocating for intermediate seed systems that combine formal and informal systems,” he added.

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