Katalyst signed a sub-facilitation contract with Action for Enterprise (AFE) on 14 December 2014 with an objective to implement interventions to create access to quality seeds for small farmers engaged in vegetable cultivation through Mobile Seed Vendors or other Innovative Distribution Systems.
Following the contract signing, AFE organised a workshop with private sector vegetable seed companies to introduce their new project on 15 December 2014. The objectives of this particular workshop were to support interested companies to:
The workshop was attended by most of the major seed companies in the country, along with several ICT companies who provided insights into potential ICT solutions. This marks the first step towards generating more interest among the private sector actors to collaborate with AFE and Katalyst. It is expected that through this sub-facilitation contract Katalyst and AFE will be working for the seed industry as a whole to gear up towards providing products and services to the small farmers of Bangladesh enabling them to experience higher yields and thus higher incomes.