Agro-dealers and the Private Delivery of Seed and information
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Agro-dealers and the Private Delivery of Seed and informationLessons from Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe by Hannington Odame & Leonard Oduori (Future Agricultures Consortium).
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- Agro-dealers and the Private Delivery of Seed and information: Lessons from Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe Hannington Odame & Leonard Oduori FAC-Tegemeo Seed Dialogue 2014 Strengthening African Seed Systems July 14-15 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
- Theory of Change? Market-led technology adoption 1. Encourage farmers to grow new crop varieties that reduce losses and increase stability of yields 2. Enhance agricultural productivity through use of synthetic fertilisers and soil mgt practices 3. Build more efficient input markets to deliver better seeds and other inputs to farmers, and the output markets that enable farmers to convert surplus production into profits 4. Support agro-dealers and the interests promoting their role in the delivery of seeds , agro-inputs & information Towards an African Green Revolution?
- Who is an Agro-dealer? Trained and certified stockists (AGRA) No legal definition in Kenya --Seed laws recognize licensed seed merchants & sellers Agro-dealers range from large multi- product retailer-distributors, to small sometimes mobile and seasonal traders whose product range may be limited either by market or finance. The specific types of agro-dealers include: small business people, vendors, lead farmers, agricultural extension workers, employees of seed companies/agro-chemical dealers. 3
- Commodity Focus
- Value of Commodities Stocked by Agro-dealers(%) Seeds 10% Others 40% Vet Drugs 5% Human Drugs 6% Fertilizer 8% Pesticides 10% Feeds 9% Building Materials 12% Commodity Focus cont... Fertilizer & seed constitute