ÉLAN DRC and ESOU are setting up a distribution network for food crop seeds and support for food producers in Central Kongo.
Purpose(s) of the partnership
The approach tested is the support of producers of various crops: maize, beans, soybeans and peanuts through communication support through a radio program and the number of ESOU technicians to encourage producers to use the services of competent private agricultural coaching.
ESOU benefited from ÉLAN:
marketing and commercial support for the sale of seeds to increase its visibility and that of the project;
The production of communication tools and seed packaging;
Support for seed packaging within the grower's reach in 5 kg packages; and
The radio communication campaign on producer training for the 4 crops, namely: maize, peanut, soy and beans.
The objectives pursued were:
Supplying small producers with quality seeds;
The popularization of new production techniques to improve the yield per hectare;
Access to paid technical support services where appropriate, offering expertise or advice on the ground according to the needs of the producer (with the ESOU technician's number available);
Seed conditioning according to standards.