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Strengthening Climate-Smart Agricultural Research and Seed Systems

The component is supporting the generation and dissemination of improved agricultural Technologies,  Innovations, and Management Practices (TIMPs), and building sustainable seed systems.  It is implemented through  three sub components:

Supporting Climate Smart Agricultural Research and Innovations:- This sub-component supports collaborative research  programs  to develop technologies, innovations  and management practices  for climate smart crops, livestock, aquaculture, land, water, agro-forestry, sustainable bio-energy and socio-economic research.

Building Competitive and Sustainable Seed Systems:- The sub-component supports crop, livestock and aquaculture breeding programs and promotes private sector and community involvement in producing and distributing commercial seed.

Strengthening Technical and institutional Capacity:- The sub-component is supporting the strengthening of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) technical  and institutional capacity to deliver Climate Smart Agriculture  TIMPs. It also supporting the development of sustainable seed, breeding stock and fingerling delivery systems.