Partnership period: April 2016 – May 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: During the two-year program partnership, Stewards Globe will establish contractual relationships with 220 seed outgrowers, more than half of whom will be women. The business will promote new legume varieties by installing 200 demonstration plots and training agrodealers, and will provide 60,000 smallholder farmers with access to seed through sales of 600 metric tons of soybean, sunflower, cowpea, groundnut, and common bean varieties.
PURPOSE: Increase production of Stewards Globe’s certified seed varieties so its capacity can meet demand.
APPROACH: Stewards Globe is using an outgrower scheme to increase certified seed production while raising awareness of its brand through demonstration plots, field days, and promotional materials.