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SAMP3 - Call for Quotations for Supply of Seed Laboratory Equipment

20 May 2016 SEEDS AND MARKETS PROJECT PHASE III (SAMP 3) is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): it’s overall objective is to improve Food and Nutrition Security for Smallholder Farmers under outcome areas of: Institutional Strengthening, Community Seed Production, Distribution and Service Provision/Inputs and Community Commodity Production. In line with Mandate for Project Implementation #I81037007, SAMP’s objectives and outcomes will be achieved by providing outcome focused grant funding and or comprehensive technical support opportunities in the form of basic and necessary equipment to enable effective and ...

SAMP 3 - Open Call For Concept Notes

5 May 2016 Open Call ID: OCR02- MPI81037007- SAMP 3-P4-16 SEEDS AND MARKETS PROJECT PHASE III (SAMP 3) is a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC): its overall objective is to improve Food and Nutrition Security for Smallholder Farmers under outcome areas of: Institutional Strengthening, Community Seed Production, Distribution and Service Provision/Inputs and Community Commodity Production. In line with Mandate for Project Implementation #I81037007, SAMP’s objectives and outcomes will be achieved by providing outcome focused grant funding and comprehensive technical support opportunities in the form of Start-up ...

LESOTHO, From Seed to Market

24 September 2015 In Lesotho in 2014, Palladium through SAMP, assisted the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS) in re-drafting a National Seed Policy in line with the SADC harmonized seed quality ...

Masvingo - Seed security and a brighter future thanks to GRM

29 July 2015 Mr. and Mrs. Mukundo in the Gutu district have been farming on their property, which borders on regions 3 and 4, for around fifteen years. Over that period they have ...

Growing from Strength to Strength

29 July 2015 The SAMP project in Malangeni, south of Swaziland called the Siyatfutfuku Cooperative started in 2010 and has been growing ever since. The first season was planted on 17 hectares and ...

Creating a sustainable future in Lesotho seed production

16 June 2015 SAMP’s main goal has always been to improve seed security and create sustainable crop production. Seed security is defined as farmers having access to sufficient quantities of seed of adapted ...

Working with Gender Awareness

16 June 2015 In November and December 2013, GRM undertook a gender analysis study. The study revealed a lot of gender inequalities among project beneficiaries. Among these were that women bore ...

Energetic New Marketing Strategies in Lesotho

7 May 2015 SAMP has introduced many of their farmers to the benefits of good marketing in 2015; partnering with local companies in Lesotho to help spread the word about the SAMP project ...

A Recipe for Health: Cheap & Nutritious Beans

7 May 2015 In the Lower Sutu Basin in the Eastern region of Swaziland, SAMP started a project to grow sugar beans in 2010 of the Kranskop variety. Recently in 2014, SAMP ...

Agro-dealers Serving the Community

8 April 2015 A vitally important section of GRM in Masvingo and the surrounding districts is the establishment and nurturing of Agro Dealers. Agro Dealers ensure that the best quality seed is readily ...