QUALITY SEED CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Learn more about the Quality Seed Challenge and why an evidence-based model that distributes high-quality seeds could reliably boost the standard of living for smallholder farmers.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
One proven strategy to combat low farm yields is through the use of improved seed varieties. These seeds which have higher yields and are locally adapted, have improved resistance to diseases and pests, mature earlier, and have a higher fertilizer response.
Chubi Agro will work on scaling up the distribution of high quality maize seeds by scaling up production of quality seeds in order to meet the anticipated growth in demand for improved seeds, increasing the number of distribution outlets by liaising with existing retail shops in rural communities to enhance the reach to smallholder farmers, continuing to expand an outgrower scheme in which quality seeds are distributed to farmers within the network as a loan to be repaid at the end of the harvest season, and conducting sensitization programs to increase awareness of the benefits of improved seeds as well as organize visits to demonstration farms.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Distribute 7,500kg of seeds during the pilot
- Reach 200 farmers during the pilot
- Distribute 75,000kg of seeds at the end of year 2
- Reach 3,000 farmers by the end of year 2
- Work with 100 distribution agents by the end of year 2
James Ogwu - Managing Director
Bemsibom Toh - Strategy Director
Adesola Ajayi - Business Development Director