Partnerships for Seed Technology Transfer in Africa (PASTTA): Final Performance Report
The Partnership for Seed Technology Transfer in Africa (PASTTA, or the project) was originally a three-year, US$4.2 million Cooperative Agreement between USAID and the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA).
This Global Development Alliance (GDA, or project) initially ran from September 30th, 2017, to September 29th, 2020, and was extended by an additional two years to September 30, 2022, for a total project value of US$8.5 million. The initial focus countries were Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Malawi, and Uganda. It narrowed its focus on Senegal, Mali, and Kenya during the extension.
The project’s goal was to increase farm incomes of both male and female smallholder farmers. The achievement of this high-level goal was as a result of reaching the project’s key objective of improving access to quality and affordable seeds of improved varieties for the crops that smallholder farmers need. We believe that developing and implementing sustainable business models for technology transfer for public institutions to the private sector is part of the solution.
SFSA and its international and local implementing partners have designed a project with business-process-led activities along the causal pathway, which will lead to the realization of these main project results. The impacts of the project are discussed in the Country Summaries.
Please see the link to the full report below.