India-Africa Seed Sector Collaboration: Emerging Prospects and Challenges

Abstract: India-Africa seed sector has promises for improving trade with various African nations. This discussion paper analyses the external orientation of the Indian seed industry, institutional architecture for enabling trade of vegetable crop seeds, explores the African seed sector for its dynamics and identifies challenges in the seed sector collaboration between the regions. It also brings forth a set of prescriptive recommendations and forward looking plans to strengthen the India-Africa seed sector collaboration.

Keywords: India-Africa, seed sector, Indian seed industry, institutional architecture