The 2021 Access to Seeds Index will evaluate a total of 72 seed companies in 3 regions: Eastern and Southern Africa, Western and Central Africa (WCA) and South and South-east Asia (SSEA). 20 seed companies are from the region of Western and Central Africa.
This landscaping report is an update of the 2018 landscaping study covering 20 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Togo. It provides an overview of the outcomes of country studies to identify leading seed companies in the region. In addition, background is provided on developments in seed harmonization and seed policies on a regional and country level to reflect the environment in which the seed industry operates in the region. As such, multiple sources were used and developments in the sector monitored. Relevant updates have been incorporated throughout the country studies.