Case Studies

Case studies are defined as an analysis of one or more practices, events, or business cases that broader lessons can be extracted from and adapted to other contexts for replication of improved practices. Some of the examples research here include:  

  • Use of DNA fingerprinting to test variety identity and seed purity,
  • Building capacity of agrodealers through different strategies and channels, and 
  • Third-party seed inspectors to scale and enhance seed certification processes.

Taken together, models generally apply specific tools to be successful, while case studies provide the context and considerations for those models and tools to be adapted successfully to different contexts (i.e., different countries or crops with different regulations, partners, and production environments). 

Case Study 1- Accelerating Crop Variety Replacement Rates in Africa

Case Study 2-Male Sterility for Hybrid Seed Production
Case Study 3-Adapting Modern Crop Improvement Tools for Africa
Case Study 4- Seed Business Models for EGS Production in Africa
Case Study 5- Seed Production for Vegetative Propagated Crops
Case Study 6-Seed Production Research for New Crop Varieties in Africa
Case study 7- Formal and Informal Seed Systems in Africa
Case Study 8- Building Capacity of Agrodealers Across Africa’s Seed Systems
Case study 9-Plant Variety Licensing to Enhance African Seed Systems
Case Study 11- Managing Counterfeit Seed Using Seed Labels in Kenya