TASAI reveals a decline in counterfeit seeds cases

KENYA – The African Seed Access Index (TASAI), a tool that monitors indicators that are essential to seed sector development at national level, has depicted that Kenya’s efforts towards eradicating the sale of counterfeit seeds are bearing fruit, thanks to use of verification sticker labels. The Seeds and Plant Varieties (Seeds) Regulations (MALFC, 2016b) make it mandatory for all certified seeds sold in packets of 5 kilos and below to have a verification sticker label affixed to the seed packets. Subsequent to buying seeds, farmers can scratch labels on the…

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