The Development Objective of Seed Component was sustainable growth in productivity and farm household income from qualitative and quantitative improvements in agricultural production and marketing, with special focus on the poor, women and ethnic minorities. The component had two immediate objectives; a) sustainable growth in production, supply, and use of high quality food crop seeds, and b) improved economic efficiency in the production, marketing and use of food crop seeds. This project made an overall assessment of the Seed Component in relation to development and its immediate objectives, as well as other issues (i.e. environmental, sectoral, gender, ethnic minorities).