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OVERVIEW Seed Policy Seed Laws Plant breeders Rights Legislation Phytosanitary measures. Seed Policy . In place 2004 Embedded in the National Agricultural policy

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OVERVIEW

Seed Policy

Seed Laws

Plant breeders Rights

Legislation

Phytosanitary measures

seed policy
Seed Policy
  • In place 2004
  • Embedded in the National
  • Agricultural policy
  • Ensure the development of an effec tive, efficient and sustainable system of producing and supplying high quality seeds of crops to satisfy the national seed requirements.
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Legal FrameworkSeed sector is controlled by following legislation:-. Plant Variety & Seeds Act (CAP 236), . Other related pieces of legislation are: - Cotton Act, Plant Pest and Diseases Act,

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Plant Breeders Rights:-

.Plant Breeders Rights Act,

No. 18 of 2007

.Enacted in 2007

. SCCI to implement

. Not yet operationalised

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Crop Variety Testing, Registration and Release Procedure: -.Variety Registration. DUS & VCU tests for 2 seasons. Each year VCU & DUS data collected,analysed & sent to variety owners. Application for Variety release after 2 seasons. VRC – (Multisectoral)

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Certification Scheme used in Zambia is based on the OECD

  • Six classes for seeds in general and six classes for potato (Irish)
  • standards and guidelines are set and reviewed by the government
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SEED CERTIFICATION SCHEME

(For general seeds)

seed certification process for zambia
Seed Certification Process for Zambia

variety testing (pre & post control

growing tests)

Variety release system

Registration of seed growers

Field inspection

Seed sampling

Laboratory analysis

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Quarantine and Phytosanitary measures for seed.

  • Implemented by ZARI
  • Zambia is Party to:
  • WTO
  • OIE
  • IPPC
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Quarantine and Phytosanitary measures for seed.

    • In the region, Zambia is party to
    • COMESA
    • SADC
    • Great Lakes
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Quarantine and Phytosanitary measures for seed.

  • Zambia ratified the IPPC on the 26th June 1986
  • Zambia accepted the revised text in 2005
  • For that reason Zambia follows the obligations and rights in the Convention
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Quarantine and Phytosanitary measures for seed.

  • Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)
    • ISPM 2 and 11
  • Surveillance
    • ISPM 6
  • Issuance of Permits
    • ISPM 7 and 12
  • Commodity Pest listing
  • Decentralized Systems
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Quarantine and Phytosanitary measures for seed.

  • Seeds selected:
    • Maize
    • Sorghum
    • Beans
    • Wheat
    • Cassava
      • Zambia has already developed the pests lists for the above.
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Changes necessary to align with harmonized seed legislation: -

  • Period for testing varieties need to
  • be uniform
  • Need for Common seed certification
  • schemes, standards, terminology etc
  • Commodity Pest listing
  • Pest Risk Analysis (PRA)
  • Surveillance
  • Issuance of Permits
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Implementing institution

  • Capacity
  • Infrastructure, in terms of buildings
  • and basic equipment.
  • Challenges
  • Low staffing levels/staff turnover
  • Inadequate resources allocated for
  • activities