The CMSS model is a participatory farmer-led approach for systematically planning and executing interventions towards promoting farmers’ seed security and seed sovereignty. The model consolidates the existing good seed security practices scattered across the PELUM Uganda network into a comprehensive approach for promoting community led seed security among smallholder farmers. It is hoped that after applying the CMSS model, farmers will be able to have a practical and harmonized approach to community-led seed security, have technical capacity to identify, multiply, improve and distribute or share good quality seed and get alternative source of income through sale of surplus seed.

This guide has been developed to aid the implementation of the CMSS model by the different partners interested in promoting smallholder farmers’ seed security and seed sovereignty. It provides a practical starting point for each phase of the model and can be used to evaluate how well and far the model has been applied. This means that all partners can apply the CMSS model in a uniform manner and quite similar results expected.

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