The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) in partnership with the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) – Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnership in Africa (AGRA/SSTP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will organise the COMESA Seed Harmonisation Implementation Plan (COM-SHIP) development partners meeting. The overall goal of this meeting is to explore and align available partnership options for the purpose of resource mobilisation for COM-SHIP.
The draft COM-SHIP was validated by the COMESA Member States, private seed sector and Civil Society Organisations 7th-11th April, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. COM-SHIP is COMESA’s strategic plan to domesticate the COMESA Seed Trade Harmonization Regulations in line with the COMESA CAADP Regional Compact. The key interventions in COM-SHIP include the following:
On 28 November 2013, ECDPM and Aprodev have organised a workshop on related issues: Roundtable on Sustainable African Agriculture and CAADP 2014 Review: Putting Smallholder Farmers at the Centre of the CAADP Process.