The AgResults Uganda Legume Seeds Pilot aims to test the use of a pull mechanism to increase sales of quality, certified soybean, bean and ground nut seeds in Uganda.
In Uganda, demand uncertainty, barriers to working capital, and challenges faced by seed breeders have constrained seed companies from producing sufficient quality, certified legume seeds, thus limiting farmers’ ability to grow legumes such as bean, groundnuts and soy beans.
Overcoming market challenges by incentivizing the private sector
The AgResults Pilot aims to test the effectiveness of using a pull mechanism with seed companies in Uganda in order to increase smallholder farmer access to quality, certified legume seeds.
Lutheran World Relief is the Pilot Manager for the AgResults Uganda Legume Seeds Pilot, a new five-year pilot project. AgResults aims to increase private sector investment in food security and agriculture across the globe. Through economic performance-based incentives for measurable, verifiable results, AgResults promotes private sector investment where it may otherwise be absent or hindered due to uncertainties in the region or other market barriers. The AgResults Uganda Legume Seeds Pilot project is designed to incentivize seed companies with a financial payout based on the growth in sales of quality, certified legume seeds.
The Pilot is funded through a $1,530,000 contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP.