Sector Definition

ISIC Rev. 4 description of #isic0111 - Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds (activity) (United Nations Statistics Division website).

Sector objectives & options

What are feasible objectives for this economic activity in your city or community? Taking into consideration dependencies on the performance of other activities, what options exist to achieve below objectives for this economic activity?

How will these objectives be affected by the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets1?:

  1. What are suitable arrangements for training the human resources in this sector? (Pico level)
  2. What are preferable (legal) structures for producing the goods or delivering the services: cooperative2, private corporation, public-private partnership, charity, membership organisation? (Micro level)
  3. What aspects of the sector assets should be managed in a cooperative (e.g. irrigation schemes), via charity, or in a sector federation? (Meso level)
  4. What are suitable fiscal and regulatory arrangements for the professions? Should the profession be protected? Should the sector be protected from foreign competition? Should the fiscal regime be local, national, or international? (Macro level)

Gap & diagnostics

What is the Gap between the current Regime for this sector in your country, state, province or town (AS-IS) and a regime that meets the objectives (for the TO-BE)?

Why are we not capable to achieve the objective for this socio-economic activity?

Causes may vary per crop.

In answering the Why? question give attention to various dimensions of the gap, which usually is caused by a wicked problem;

  1. Do education programs exist for people? And if so: in which schools? Are the subjects taught kept up-to date?
    1. For people who would be leading the businesses or organisations that produce the goods, or deliver the services?
    2. For people who would be performing the work? (Address this question for all professions required)
  2. Do domestic regulations provide a regulatory framework that is conducive for this kind of businesses to be established?
  3. Does poor performance of #isic0111 - Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds imply social, environmental or health impacts and risks? How have are risks being addressed and mitigated successfully?


What guidelines regarding #isic0111 - Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds can be formulated for the roles involved?

Try to pay attention to roles3 at all levels in the social architecture.


Below resources may support you in answering the questions stated before.

Use hashtag #isic0111 to share your questions, answers, resources!

We may include resources in the table below.

CPC Ver. 2 description of (product/service) Classes 0111 - Wheat, seed & other, 0112 - Maize (corn), seed & other, 0114 - Sorghum, seed & other, 0115 - Barley, seed & other, 0116 - Rye, seed & other, 0117 - Oats, seed & other, 0118 - Millet, seed & other, 0119 - Other cereals, 0124 - Green leguminous vegetables (Beans, green; Peas, green; others), 0141 - Soya beans, seed for planting & other, 0142 - Groundnuts in shell, seed for planting & other, 0143 - Cottonseed, seed for planting & other, 0144 - Other oilseeds (Linseed, Mustard seed, Rape or colza seed, Sesame seed, Sunflower seed, Safflower seed, Other oil seeds, n.e.c.), 0170 - Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables: Beans, Broad beans, Chick peas, Lentils, Peas, Pulses, n.e.c. (dry), 01913 - Cereal straw, husks, unprepared, ground, pressed, or in the form of pellets

Resource links
Wheat Atlas, by CIMMYT
Maize News (by CIMMYT)
The Plantwise Knowledge Bank is an open-access online tool to help diagnose, track and provide treatment support and management advice on pests and diseases
CIMMYT provides these diagnostic tools for production problems in the field: Maize Doctor and WheatDoctor
Crop Calendar for 130 crops and 283 agro-ecological zones in these countries: Algeria Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Congo, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Egypt, Arab. Rep. Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia, the Ghana Guinea Kenya Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia (South Sudan) Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

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In the media

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