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23 25 jan 2013 csisa kathmandu b ihar eup impact pathway andy
Impact pathways considerations:Scaling agents and partnersCoordination with other initiativesBusiness modelsTrainingSocial marketing Milestones andCommunications AccountabilityTechnology targetingResearch questionsResourcesRisks / countervailing factors
Primary Outcomes for Bihar / EUP (crossing-cutting)Women entrepreneurs emerge to provide critical services to farmers (e.g. fertilizer application+ SSNM, herbicide-based weed control, mechanical threshing, ‘satellite’ dealers?)New seed entrepreneurs expand production and market access of elite cultivars (start with‘seed summit’New model of demand aggregation are devised that permit smallholders to access mechanizedservices through SPs w/ viable business modelsNew and emerging entrepreneurs for mechanized services (ZT, LL, mechanical transplantingetc.) are strengthened through technical training and business development servicesPPPs are formed to strengthen knowledge networks for agronomy basics in weed control andfertilizer management (State Department, Private Sector, KVKs, DG)Market availability of machinery and inputs expand with private companies compelled to havea role in market development.
Primary Outcomes for kharif season in Bihar / EUP• Farmers adopt DSR at scale where risk and economics are favorable (• Farmers adopt shorter duration rice varieties and mechanical threshing in areas where system productivity can be improved through early wheat establishment• Nursery enterprises developed to hedge production risks from variable monsoon rains and transplanting old seedlings• Stress-tolerant rice varieties (‘sub’ 1 and ‘sukka’) adopted in targeted production environments (with STRASA)• Site-specific nutrient management recommendations are broadly available and profitably used by farmers• Efficient pumps for surface water irrigation are commercialized and are accessible in the market• Viable business models for mechanical transplanting adopted by service providers• Farmers that mechanically thresh have comprehensive approach to PH management