IMPROVING DELIVERY OF SEED AND SOIL FERTILITY TECHNOLOGIES (IDSST)

About IDSST

The Improved Delivery of Seed and Soil Fertility Technologies (IDSST) project is a strategic partnership between the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The grant agreement came into effect on 30th May 2017 to run for four years with a completion date of 31st October 2021.

The overall goal of the IDSST project was to increase smallholder farmers’ productivity in Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique

Objectives

The main objective was to improve national capacity for the delivery of improved seed and soil fertility technologies to smallholder farmers in the three target IFAD country programmes. Specifically, it would: (i) promote and disseminate improved seed and soil fertility and (ii) generate and share knowledge. 

Expected Outcomes

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Strengthened capacities of National Agricultural Research Institutions (NARIs) and rural agrodealers to support IFAD-loan programmes;
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Increased adoption of new seed and soil fertility technologies by smallholder farmers
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Documented lessons learned and recommended solutions for scaling up

Target Groups

The program targeted beneficiaries (farmers) of IFAD supported programs in the three target countries who are PASIDP beneficiaries in Ethiopia, SAPP beneficiaries in Malawi and PROSUL beneficiaries in Mozambique. The project also targeted players in the targeted value chains such as inputs suppliers and distributors, extension workers and processors.

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