Improved technologies such as hybrid seed are crucial to increasing productivity and enhancing food security in Nepal. It is estimated that nearly 1,600 tons of hybrid seeds are imported into Nepal from abroad each year. With the support of USAID’s Nepal Economic Agriculture and Trade (NEAT) Activity, SEAN Seed Service Centre (SSSC) started working with farmers on the first commercial hybrid seed production in Nepal. Once the seeds are collected from farmers, SSSC processes the seeds using the highest standards – including grading, lab testing, and packaging. Then they sell the seeds to input suppliers throughout the country. Demand for locally produced hybrid seed is growing. And, as a result of USAID’s support, high quality affordable Nepali hybrid seeds are available in the market and farmer productivity and incomes are increasing.