Impact evaluation

PAVE systems change study

Partnerships and Value Chain Expansion (PAVE) for inclusive seed system

Published by
MEDA / Engro foundation

Findings of a qualitative study to measure systems-level impacts of the PAVE Pakistan project.

The study findings suggest systemic change has been initiated at the individual, community and institutional level and these changes are likely to continue.

PAVE interventions have enabled smallholder farmers not only to use certified seeds, but they have also learned to produce and multiply these seeds at local level for selling it to seed companies or other farmers. 

The study focuses on the following:

  • Smallholder farmers as suppliers of certified seed
  • Farmers’ copying and institutional crowding-in
  • Gendered systemic change
  • Sustainability of PAVE Pakistan project impact