TOPS ANRM Case Study: Seeds E-voucher: An Approach to Inclusive Agri-Market Development
This case study is part of a series of TOPS Agriculture and Natural Resource Management case studies.
To address the limited supply and demand for improved seeds, Mercy Corps is implementing a seed e-voucher activity that enables farmers to access high yielding and drought tolerant seed varieties through certified national seed suppliers, agro-dealers, and agents at the community level. The intervention allows businesses along the value chain to bring products and services to the most disadvantaged segments of the population in Karamoja through a subsidized voucher. The voucher utilizes mobile money technology to alleviate working capital constraints and to facilitate long-term business relationships between agro-dealers in Karamoja and reputable producers of high quality input seeds at the national level.