This intervention is designed to address challenges related to awareness and access to certified seeds by rural farmers. We work with Premier Seeds, a major seed distributor (MSDs), who supports and supervise rural seed promoters (RSPs) to supply seeds and technical advice on the seeds to rural farmers.
We also work with local SMEs seed companies, including Tecni seeds and Girmal Seeds, to produce certified seeds employing rural farmers in communities as out-growers
Crop protection products
With this intervention, our focus is on expanding rural farmers’ access to crop protection products (CPPs) for prevention of pests and diseases on farmlands through our Spray Service Provider (SSP) model. The model involves training young people in rural communities on the proper handing and use of CPPs. They then provide the service at a cost to farmers in communities. We execute this intervention in partnership with CropLife, the umbrella body for CPP companies.
We are also focussed on proving the viability of the model as a profitable venture through partnership with Harvest Field Industries limited.
This intervention works to improve rural farmers’ access to tractor and postharvest equipment services. We work with Mechanisation Service Providers such as the Tractor Owners and Hiring Facilities Association of Nigeria (TOHFAN) and North East Commodity Association (NECAS) and other actors in the supply chain such as booking and hiring agents to aggregate and satisfy rural demand for agricultural machinery and equipment services.