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Published by Dr. Adu-Gyamfi Poku

Managing Seed Quality Control: Overcoming the governance challenges of seed certification in Ghana

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.

Adu-Gyamfi Poku
Center for Development Research Bonn