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SAMP

The Seeds and Market Project

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SAMP

The Seeds and Market Project

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SAMP

The Seeds and Market Project

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Overview

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THE SEEDS AND MARKETS PROJECT

Reacting to climate change and high levels of malnutrition, the Seeds and Markets project (SAMP) is helping farmers to grow a wide range high quality seeds which can beat drought and form part of a healthy diet. Now in our 7th year, we bring farmers together and assist them to own and manage businesses which grow the types of seeds they want. These seeds are quick growing drought tolerant maize, as well as beans with added minerals such as zinc and iron. We also help farmers to set up businesses which buy produce from local farmers to supply shops in local villages and towns. An important part is also getting women involved in deciding which crops to grow and earning money from selling produce. SAMP also assists governments to improve seed quality control systems and supply ‘early generation’ seed for farmers to plant.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Data from recent case studies and figures presented.

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Gender Distribution of Smallholder Farmers:

As of September 2016, the total number of smallholder farmers supported by SAMP were 2,791 of which 56% were women farmers. Between Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe women smallholder farmers represented between 38% to 70% of the total number of SAMP-supported smallholder farmers.

Seed and Crop Types and Varieties Grown by Smallholder Farmers in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe:

As of September 2016, the total number of smallholder farmers supported by SAMP were 2,791 of which 56% were women farmers. Between Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe women smallholder farmers represented between 38% to 70% of the total number of SAMP-supported smallholder farmers.

Number of seed and crop types and varieties grown by Smallholder Farmers in Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe:

Seed types 4 and 13 varieties

Crop types 6 and 10 varieties

Seed and Crop outputs for Season 1:

Maize Seed – 253 Mt

Sugar Beans Seed – 180 Mt

Green Beans Seed – 1.5 Mt

Cow Peas – 7 Mt

Maize Crop – 73 Mt

Sugar Beans Crop – 20 Mt

Round Nut – 1 Mt