This progress report provides a comprehensive review of program activities, progress towards outcomes, risks encountered and lessons learned in the first 18 months – from the 1st of October 2013 to March 31, 2015. It also discusses adjustments required for Year 2 implementation based on these findings.

The SD=HS team is proud of the programs considerable achievements over its first year, which include: developing and testing the baseline and farmer field school tools with smallholder farmers; organizing farmers to meet high-level global stakeholders including the World Bank; and influencing several national and global policy-making processes, including on EU bio fuels and the FAO’s Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture national seed policy guideline.

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