Meeting of partners on the project “Increasing production and dissemination of quality Early Generation Seeds (EGS) to improve income and food security of farmers in Nigeria”

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) is leading a consortium of 3 partners (NASC, Value Seeds, and Premier Seeds Limited) on a project aimed at ensuring production of quality EGS.

As part of the project, NASC is working with relevant partners, including National Research Institutes (NARIs) with mandates for Maize, Rice, and Soybean to enhance the quality of Early Generation Seeds (EGS) through the development of crop descriptors of Maize, Rice, and Soybean.

Consequently, characterization plots of these crops have been established at the premises of NASC for DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) data collection and evaluation.

As a result of this, a planning and review meeting of consortium members, as well as relevant partners and stakeholders was convened to review the progress made, on Thursday August 13, 2020 at NASC Headquarters, Sheda, FCT.