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.
The theme promotes productivity-enhancing technologies including fertilizer, improved varieties, climate smart production technologies and other good agricultural practices.
The theme promotes value-adding technologies in the areas of postharvest handling, storages and agro-processing.
The theme partners with universities to develop specialized curriculum for mid-career extension agents to develop their capacities.