Working Paper-Assessment of the Effectiveness and Efficacy of Seed Villages in India


During 2022-23, as a part of the CGIAR Seed Equal Initiative, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) conducted a study to analyse the effectiveness and efficacy of SVPs. Our objective was to qualitatively assess the effectiveness and efficacy of three distinct SVP models through a comparative case study analysis. The study makes several recommendations including shifting of SVP implementation from individual farmers to organized groups, such as Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) or farmer clubs and SVP to fully cover the cost of quality inputs, infrastructure, training, and marketing.