The participation of all 16 SADC Member States is needed to take full advantage of the SADC
Harmonized Seed Regulatory System, and for each nation to enjoy the benefits that come with more streamlined regional seed trade. Below are specific ways in which different seed stakeholders can get involved and advance alignment with and operationalization of the SADC HSRS in their own country.
Support a national seed law that aligns with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Harmonized Seed Regulatory System (HSRS).
Begin building an ongoing relationship with the SADC Seed Centre and open conversation, and reach out to other SADC Member States that have already fully domesticated the SADC HSRS.
Obtain training on the technical aspects of the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System. You can begin your preparation by viewing these two information videos.
Explore the SADC Seed Centre website to learn more and the benefits to seed companies.
Follow the SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System guidelines in your seed production.
Support a national seed law that aligns with SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System, which also fulfills the pre-requisite to become an OECD member.