ISSD Myanmar organized 5th National Seed Sector Platform meeting on 14th May 2019 at Parkroyal Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The theme of the meeting was ‘Alternative Quality Assurance Systems: the role of the Private Sector’. Around 90 participants from all seed sectors; public, private and development partners attended the meeting.

The morning sessions was dedicated to four presentations on alternative quality assurance systems from international and national speakers: 1) Daw Khin Hnin Thant, Deputy Director of Seed Division, 2) U Hla Min, consultant RSSD Project, 3) Dr. Bonny Ntare, consultant ISSD Ugenda and 4) Dr. Manish Patel, Executive Director of Incotech. Then, three break out sessions were organized after the lunch. Two separate sessions discussed the alternative quality assurance systems and one session discussed the next steps for the Myanmar Seed Association. The topics were actively discussed in detail by the participants in each group and the plenary presentation with feedbacks was continued. The meeting was successfully ended and all presentations can be found on the following link.

Advances in Seed Quality Assurance_Role of Private Sector

Current Status of Myanmar Seed Certification System

Participatory Gurantee Seed System

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