African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Article in Press

Review on the New Ethiopian Seed Proclamation (1288/2023)

Yenus Ali Esleman

  •  Received: 09 February 2024
  •  Accepted: 15 March 2024
Seeds are important inputs for agricultural productivity. The Government of Ethiopia has progressed and applied seed sector policies to improve the country’s seed industry and increase overall crop production. However, there are constraints that hampered the development of the seed sector in the country. There is also limited awareness about the seed legal issues among the various stakeholders in the value chain. The objective of this review is to assess the improvement areas of the new seed proclamation (1288/2023). To achieve the objectives of this research reviewing and to compare the existing seed legal framework, recent literature and personal communications were used. The new seed proclamation number 1288/23 offers strategic direction for the seed regulatory framework in Ethiopia. Seed proclamation accommodates the needs of various components that has to be functional in the seed industry and addresses most of private sector challenges in the country. Awareness creation on new seed proclamation and strengthening implementers at all levels is critical in the future.

Keywords: Awareness, Implementers, Legal, Private Sector, Stakeholders