The Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI), Zambia's seed authority, has been accepted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) —a major achievement for SCCI, Zambian seed traders, Feed the Future, USAID Southern Africa, and the Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project. Zambia’s seed certification standards are now considered equivalent to all other OECD member countries within the same seed schemes. Zambian seed companies will now be able to trade using the globally recognized OECD seed label for export. OECD membership will grant Zambian seed companies access to markets with stringent seed regulations. This accreditation will strengthen Zambia’s status as the largest exporter of maize seed within the SADC region and cross Africa. cc SADC USAID Zambia COMESA.