Program for Africa’s Seed Systems - South Sudan (PASS-SS)

A program of the AGRA Alliance, the Program for Africa's Seed System provides farmers higher-yielding seeds that can tolerate tough conditions, pests, and diseases to improve their lives and those of their children.

Program for Africa’s Seed Systems - South Sudan (PASS-SS)

PASS-SS aims to support and enable poor smallholder farmers, particularly women, to improve their lives by increasing their access to improved, high-yielding seeds which will lead to higher food production and will help to substantially increase food availability and stability in the selected states. The Program for Africa’s Seed Systems-South Sudan (PASS-SS) will invest in seed value chains to develop a dynamic and effective seed sector responsive to farmers’ needs. The crops of focus will be maize, sorghum, cassava, rice, cowpea, and beans. The program will:

  • Build capacity of seed technicians for effective commercial seed multiplication;
  • Establish a network of agro-dealers to avail seed to smallholder farmers in small and affordable packages; 3. Increase farmer awareness of improved seed varieties; and
  • Conduct a review of the country’s new seed policy to ensure appropriateness and adequacy. This program will be carried out in close collaboration with the Competitive Agriculture Systems and Enterprises (CASE-SS) program and the Food, Agriculture and Markets (FARM) project.


  • The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF)

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    Established in 1999, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) is a private family foundation working to catalyze transformational change to improve the world and the lives of the most...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Sudan, Southern Sudan
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 15.4 Million