Deadline: 2019-11-10 Award: $20,000 Open to: Everyone*
New varieties of naturally-bred seeds produce 2-3 times higher yield than old seeds. However, only a small minority of smallholder farmers have access to high-quality seeds. In three months, pilot an evidence-based model that distributes high-quality seeds and reliably boosts the standard of living for 50 smallholder farmers, growing to 2000 farmers in two years. A successful plan will include continuous monitoring and testing, and a commitment to change if evidence suggests your approach is not working.
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