Partnership period: April 2016 – May 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: During the two-year program partnership, Stewards Globe established contractual relationships with 220 seed outgrowers, more than half of whom were women. The business promoted new legume varieties through demonstration plots, trained agrodealers, and provided 124,701 smallholder farmers with access to seed through sales of more than 600 tons of soybean, sunflower, cowpea, groundnut, and common bean.
PURPOSE: Increase production of Stewards Globe’s certified seed varieties so its capacity can meet demand.
APPROACH: Stewards Globe used an outgrower scheme to increase certified seed production and raise awareness of its brand through demonstration plots, field days, and promotional materials.