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Five-pronged Approach to Agricultural Value-chain

The SAA has created a positive impact through its efforts to improve the effectiveness of national agricultural extension systems to provide smallholder farmers with a range of appropriate technological options and knowledge along agricultural value-chain. It has been achieved by building capacity and creating stronger links between research and extension and then to farmers and farmer-based organizations (FBOs). In order to meet their diverse needs, the SAA implements a value-chain extension approach through its five thematic areas as described below.


Theme1: Crop Productivity Enhancement

Theme 1: Crop Productivity Enhancement

The theme promotes productivity-enhancing technologies including fertilizer, improved varieties, climate smart production technologies and other good agricultural practices.

Theme2: Post-harvest & Agroprocessing

Theme 2: Posthatvest & Agro-processing

The theme promotes value-adding technologies in the areas of postharvest handling, storages and agro-processing.

Theme 3: Public-Private Partnership & Market Access

The theme supports imporved access for input (improved seeds and fertilizer) and creating linkages for output market for farming commnunities.

Theme 4: Human Resource Development

The theme partners with universities to develop specialized curriculum for mid-career extension agents to develop their capacities.

Theme 5: Monitoring, Evaluation,Learning & Sharing

The theme aims to implement effective monitoring and evaluation system to assess impact of the programs and learn from experiences.

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SAA history book "Walking with the Farmer"

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SAA Success Stories

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