Advanta Seeds achieves excellent rank #4 in Access to Seeds Index 2021 for both Southern and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa
Advanta Seeds, along with its parent company UPL is recognized by Access to Seeds Index 2021 (ATSI) for its outstanding contribution to enhancing the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Africa for both regional indexes the West and Central and Eastern and Southern Africa.
Advanta Seeds has been ranked #4 out of 64 seed companies that qualified for the ATSI ranking in Africa. It is the first time that Advanta and UPL participated in the ATSI 2021 ranking.
The index ranked Advanta in the top two companies in capacity building for smallholder farmers. ATSI recognized Advanta’s well-developed mix model of extension services, including agronomy, crop protection and sustainable farming training. In the SEA index, Advanta ranked in the top five in four out of the six assessed areas with leading practices in governance and strategy, genetic resources and marketing and sales.
‘We are honored to be recognized by ATSI 2021. A big part of our success are our partners like AGRA, Musika, Farm Africa, UN Women, or IFDC, who give us tremendous support and have excellent programs for reaching and serving smallholder farmers’ shared Ndavi Muia, Regional Head Africa & Middle East.
The 2021 ESA index was published on World Food Day (15 October 2021) by the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA). The WBA is a non-profit organization seeking to generate a movement around increasing the private sector’s impact towards a sustainable future for all. The ATSI foundation is a part of the WBA. This independent, non-profit organization evaluates and compares seed companies according to their efforts to improve access to quality seeds of improved varieties for smallholder farmers.
The full Advanta Seeds scorecard is available at the Access to Seeds Index – World Benchmarking Alliance.