Participatory Impact Assessment of Lutheran World Federation Emergency Seed Interventions in Adjumani District, Northern Uganda.
This report presents the findings of a participatory impact assessment (PIA) of emergency seed interventions implemented by by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Adjumani District, Northern Uganda. The assessment was designed and carried out by the Feed the Future Global Supporting Seed Systems for Development (S34D) activity, led by CRS. S34D is funded by the Feed the Future Initiative through the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) and by USAID through the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).
The aim of the assessment was to generate evidence on the impacts of selected emergency seed interventions on community beneficiaries and on local seed systems. Some of the recommendations include:
- Work with traders and farmers (especially women), who produce and sell own-grown seeds, to enhance the quality of informal sector seed available in local markets
- Recognize the role of Farmer Seed Producers (FSPs) in supplying uncertified seed (“farmer seed”) of new varieties, but do not expect them to function as commercially viable enterprises