We work closely with smallholder farmers in rural areas. Our staff train and coach them, with the aim to improve their efficiency, sustainability, yield, and income. In collaboration with key farmers, we organize workshops, demonstrations and field days to spread knowledge far and wide. All our activities focus on improving farming knowledge and skills to better enhance farmers' quality of life.
In most emerging markets, poor performance of smallholder farmers can be attributed to:
- High rates of poverty
- Lack of knowledge on the benefits of improved varieties
- Poor cultivation techniques
- Weak functioning of value chains
- Lack of access to quality agri-inputs
In this challenging environment, knowledge transfer is a precondition to the improvement of farmers' productivity and the development of competitive markets in agri-inputs, including seeds.
Proud to be part of East-West Seed
East-West Seed recognizes that access to quality seeds and sharing knowledge go hand-in-hand. The establishment of East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer (registered as a foundation in 2016), synergizes 16 years of experience in farmer training across seven countries.
Farmers that gain access to new knowledge and on-field exposure to better techniques, are often able to double their income through vegetable production. Coordination with the commercial side of the company, enables farmers to have access to high-quality seeds and the best varieties for their area's conditions.
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