A seed strategy establishes short, medium and long term objectives for the development of the seed sector and prescribes strategies to reach them. This Regulation prescribes the methods of sampling and testing of seed quality, the analysis necessary for certain types of plants, methods and conditions for taking samples and monitoring of the work of laboratories. The Regulations specify how the seed is sampled, how it is tested and who is qualified to conduct the sampling and testing to determine if the seed meets those standards. Harmonizing seed laws in the sub-regions of Africa and in Central Asia to facilitate cross-border movement of seeds and provide a broader market for seed enterprises is now recognized as vital for the development of the seed sector. Through a participatory process involving the key stakeholders in the countries, a legal framework for the harmonization of seed legislation is developed and subsequently adopted by these regional bodies. The development of national seed strategies may create the need to revise the seed legislation so that it can facilitate the development and eventual growth of the seed industry. Trueness to variety; the presence of inert matter, seed of other crops, or weed seed; germination percentage; vigor; appearance; and freedom from disease are important aspects of seed quality. Agriculture 21 Spotlight: Harmonized seed laws: a key tool to improve farmers’ access to quality seed. Appropriate seed legislation at the national and regional levels are essential to create an enabling environment for the development of the seed sector. It states how the following means can be best used to develop the seed sector: seed quality assurance schemes including seed quality control and variety release procedures, legislation, extension services, manpower development, credit and subsidies, taxation, international cooperation. Federal Seed Act. Legislation For Seed Quality Regulation In India, CICR. The harmonization of seed laws and legislations is presently one of the major FAO actions related to seed. Issues before Seed BillBiotechnology Regulatory AuthorityBill– GM seed regulation (by which Act)– Can Seed Act deregister any GMseed?Field Contamination• Legal procedures for seed/varietalcontamination in the fields• Quality of produce 15. Legislations for Seed Quality Regulation in India LEGISLATIONS FOR SEED QUALITY REGULATION IN INDIA PREFACE Seed is the basic and vital input for a successful agriculture production. Therefore it is very much essential to maintain its purity and quality through various stages of seed production The FSA regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds. Once the record deleted cannot be retrived. SEEDS ACT. It therefore requires to be developed through a participatory process, involving all possible stakeholders. The FSA requires that seed shipped in interstate commerce be labeled with information that allows seed buyers to make informed choices. Legislations for Seed Quality Regulation in India You really want to delete this record? Full text Croatian Website www.hah.hr The development of national and regional seed sector needs strategic planning by which policy statements provide the vision and better define the role of key stakeholders and activities. FAO assists a number of countries in the development of seed strategies and legislation through technical expertise, capacity building and facilitation of the policy formulation and negotiation process. AMS enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. Regulations Respecting the Quality of Seeds Including Seed Potatoes, and the Testing, Inspection, and Sale Thereof. C.R.C., c. 1400. Keyword: It is a shared vision of the seed sector and of intentions of all stakeholders regarding the desired structure, role and development of the seed sector. Harmonized Seed Legislation in West Africa, Contact us | Terms and Conditions | Scam Alert, NSP - Seed Rules and Regulatory Frameworks, Harmonized seed laws: a key tool to improve farmers’ access to quality seed. This Regulation prescribes the methods of sampling and testing of seed quality, the analysis necessary for certain types of plants, methods and conditions for taking samples and monitoring of the work of laboratories. This Regulation enters into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette. Seed sampling and testing is part of the seed procurement process but it may also be used by emergency staff and local officials to verify the quality of seed before delivery to farmers or if the seed has been stored for several months. Planting material/seeds, Plant variety, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, GMO, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Plant protection, Basic legislation. In the Central Asian region, FAO is providing support to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in order to introduce public and private seed sector stakeholders to initiate a process of regional consultation to harmonize trade-impeding seed regulations. Seed lot Association (ISTA) has established regulations and procedures for sampling of seed. FAO provides assistance to its Member States in seed policy and legislation development. High-quality seed lots should meet minimum standards for each of these characteristics. Abstract. A variety of domains can be tackled in seed legislation: seed certification, variety release, plant property rights, biosafety, seed production, seed marketing, packaging, labelling, institutional arrangement, and others. It states how the following means can be best used to develop the seed sector: seed quality assurance schemes including seed quality control and variety release procedures, legislation, extension services, manpower development, credit and subsidies, taxation, international cooperation. Law on Seeds, Planting Material and Registration of Varieties of Agricultural Plants. By facilitating cross-border seed trade, the harmonization of seed regulations also allows countries with seed deficit to more easily find seed in neighbouring countries, and therefore contributes to seed security. Seed quality describes the potential performance of a seed lot. With the support of FAO, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have undertaken the harmonization of national seed regulatory frameworks in their respective Member States. Seed imported into or offered for sale in Canada must meet the quality standards established in the Seeds Regulations (the Regulations). Planting material/seeds, Plant variety, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, GMO, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Plant protection, Basic legislation.