|AGRA, COUNTRY CASE STUDIES ON THE PASS VALUE CHAIN STRATEGY AND ITS IMPACT ON SMALLHOLDER FARMER YIELD|
|Name:||AGRA, Country Case Studies on the PASS Value Chain Strategy and its Impact on Smallholder Farmer Yields in Africa|
|Country:||Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya|
|Background:||The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a partnership of The Rockefeller Foundation and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) working with African governments, other donors, NGOs, the private sector and African farmers to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of resource poor farmers in Africa.AGRA’s vision is of a food secure and prosperous Africa achieved through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers who are primarily engaged in the production of staple food crops in Africa.The Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) is one of the four Programs of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The purpose of the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) is to increase income, improve food security and reduce poverty by promoting the development of seed systems that deliver improved, locally-adapted crop varieties to small-scale farmers in an efficient, equitable and sustainable manner.|
|Objectives:||The objective of the case studies is to assess the flow of improved seeds across the PASS supply chains strategy to smallholder farmers and its effect on farmer yields.
Specific objectives included:
|Activities:||JIMAT working with ALINE (IDS) and ITAD:|