Early-generation seed consists of breeder, pre-basic and basic seed and is commonly supplied by research institutes. From basic seed, certified seed is derived which is then sold to the farmers.

Minimum number of years it takes to arrive at a certified seed. It can take up to 10 years to develop and release a new variety

Source: ISSD

Four varieties of hybrid maize – BH-140, BH-540, BH-660 and BH-661 - were sold through Direct Seed Marketing in selected districts (woredas) in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).

Source: ISSD

The ISSD team based at Hawassa University in SNNPR is one of the five key implementing partners in Ethiopia.

Source: ISSD