Enabling the Business of Agriculture

EBA Seed

Quantifying laws and regulations for sustainable seed systems

EBA seed indicators measure laws and regulations that support and promote the development, evaluation and release of improved varieties, as well as seed quality control.

 

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Summary of Data Collected in 2016-2017

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Economy EBA Seed - Score Plant breeding index (0 - 10) Variety registration index (0 - 8) Time to register new variety (days) Cost to register new variety (% income per capita) Seed quality control index (0 - 12)
Armenia 62.19 8.0 6.5 587 18.5 2.0
Bangladesh 34.27 6.0 5.5 No Practice No Practice 1.0
Benin 32.81 5.0 4.5 No Practice No Practice 3.0
Bolivia 64.41 7.0 5.0 517 24.5 7.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 32.08 7.0 2.0 No Practice No Practice 4.0
Burkina Faso 28.96 2.0 4.0 No Practice No Practice 5.5
Burundi 50.10 9.0 3.5 No Practice No Practice 8.0
Cambodia 51.80 8.0 2.0 407 17.3 3.0
Cameroon 24.69 3.0 3.5 No Practice No Practice 3.0
Chile 61.77 9.0 6.0 848 12.5 4.0
Colombia 63.19 9.0 4.0 591 53.4 6.5
Côte d'Ivoire 60.20 6.0 6.5 368 137.2 3.0
Denmark 85.32 9.0 7.0 690 7.4 12.0
Egypt, Arab Rep. 52.57 8.0 5.0 599 184.3 2.0
Ethiopia 51.07 6.0 4.5 620 77.8 4.0
Georgia 71.42 9.0 7.0 581 0 4.0
Ghana 46.46 4.0 6.0 757 1091.6 8.5
Greece 70.43 8.0 5.0 729 8.7 9.5
Guatemala 64.04 5.0 4.5 166 1.9 6.0
Haiti 10.00 4.0 0.0 No Practice No Practice 0.0
India 66.60 8.0 6.0 397 98.7 4.5
Italy 81.55 10.0 5.5 624 5.6 10.5
Jordan 66.34 10.0 6.0 514 57.8 3.0
Kazakhstan 53.65 10.0 6.5 No Practice No Practice 4.0
Kenya 79.24 10.0 7.0 322 123.2 6.0
Korea, Rep. 77.46 9.0 5.0 298 2 5.3
Kyrgyz Republic 36.44 7.0 4.0 970 219.4 2.0
Lao PDR 20.94 4.0 3.5 No Practice No Practice 0.0
Liberia 7.50 3.0 0.0 No Practice No Practice 0.0
Malawi 45.30 5.0 5.5 579 2038.1 6.0
Malaysia 47.80 9.0 3.0 561 7 0.0
Mali 36.99 4.0 5.0 No Practice No Practice 5.0
Mexico 64.66 8.0 5.0 621 16.2 7.0
Morocco 67.87 10.0 4.5 584 18.1 6.5
Mozambique 65.68 8.0 6.0 582 86.2 6.0
Myanmar 54.60 7.0 3.0 306 26.6 3.0
Nepal 47.31 4.0 5.5 611 0 1.0
Netherlands 88.00 9.0 7.0 556 13.7 12.0
Nicaragua 47.92 7.0 6.5 650 786.9 3.0
Niger 45.42 4.0 8.0 No Practice No Practice 5.0
Nigeria 48.82 3.0 5.5 367 197.9 3.0
Peru 72.49 7.0 5.0 357 21.3 8.0
Philippines 72.28 10.0 6.5 570 1.5 5.3
Poland 81.52 10.0 5.5 699 15.2 11.5
Romania 81.11 10.0 5.5 654 23.2 11.0
Russian Federation 68.41 9.0 7.0 716 0 4.0
Rwanda 20.21 6.0 1.0 No Practice No Practice 1.0
Senegal 52.80 7.0 5.5 561 708.5 5.5
Serbia 68.38 8.0 5.0 604 0.4 7.0
Spain 86.65 10.0 6.0 598 9.3 12.0
Sri Lanka 47.10 4.0 3.5 298 0 2.0
Sudan 49.34 8.0 4.5 654 620.7 4.5
Tajikistan 42.40 8.0 4.5 No Practice No Practice 4.0
Tanzania 68.91 9.0 4.0 333 65.1 6.5
Thailand 56.87 8.0 3.0 327 7.3 3.0
Turkey 72.07 6.0 6.5 646 28.8 10.0
Uganda 57.82 7.0 5.5 523 0 3.0
Ukraine 56.44 8.0 5.0 714 25.4 3.0
Uruguay 76.46 10.0 4.0 305 5 8.3
Vietnam 48.31 6.0 5.0 901 406.2 5.0
Zambia 69.36 8.0 5.5 544 70.1 8.0
Zimbabwe 69.65 10.0 4.0 607 41.2 8.5