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East west seed and knowledge transfer stuart morris inclusive-asia_2015

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Slides from a presentation @Inclusive Agribusiness Southeast Asia Roundtable September 23-24 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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East west seed and knowledge transfer stuart morris inclusive-asia_2015

  1. 1. East-West Seed and Knowledge Transfer Stuart Morris, Extension Manager, East-West Seed September 2015
  2. 2. Page 2 East-West Seed and knowledge transfer Smallholder clients Widespread traditional practices Knowledge is precondition for higher incomes Extension integral part of strategy Enables full benefit from better quality seed Creates foundations for future sales
  3. 3. Page 3 Peer managed demo’s Village level training Farmer field days Linking education and industry Developing extension material Creating market opportunities Our basic approach to extension Peer managed demo’s Village level training Farmer field days Linking education and industry Developing extension material Creating market opportunities Peer managed demo’s Village level training Farmer field days Linking education and industry Developing extension material Creating market opportunities Peer managed demo’s Village level training Farmer field days Linking education and industry Developing extension material Creating market opportunities Peer managed demo’s Village level training Farmer field days Linking education and industry Developing extension material Creating market opportunities Peer managed demo’s Village training & farmer field days Market driven production Linking education and industry Developing extension material
  4. 4. Page 4 Sharing ‘public goods’ information Knowledge enables higher quality production But - knowledge is not product specific Creates innovation and empowers farmers with choices Opens opportunities for competitive companies
  5. 5. Page 5 Cooperation and synergies to up-scale outreach Partners bring additional human and financial resources But quality impact dependent upon a multitude of factors Synergies which overcome other challenges increase likelihood of success
  6. 6. Page 6 Scaling for livelihood and business impact In the dynamic setting of a cooperation partnership; how can projects effectively support and encourage private companies, promoting public goods information, to reach maximum outreach and impact?

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