Poku, Adu-Gyamfi (2018). Managing Seed Quality Control. Overcoming the governance challenges of seed certification in Ghana. BiomassWeb Policy Brief No. 01.
Good quality seed forms the basis for improving agricultural productivity and ensuring food security. Yet, seed certification schemes have often proved ineffective in ensuring the production of high quality seeds for farmers. It is the objective of this policy brief to highlight the major governance challenges associated with seed certification and quality control in Ghana’s commercial seed sector. This policy brief further proposes specific recommendations that can be pursued by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to help improve the management of seed quality control in Ghana.