CIMMYT Agro-dealers Surveys in Uganda and Tanzania
Status: Completed (August 2019 – October 2019)
Agri-Food Economics Africa was contracted by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in August 2019 to undertake a survey for the study “Assessing the capacities, strategies, and needs of agro-dealers to scale improved maize seed in Uganda” and support data collection for a similar survey in Tanzania.
The study aims to understand how interventions for seed systems development can better engage with agro-dealers for a more effective uptake of improved maize varieties. The study involves interviewing agro-dealers in various maize growing zones and support in data management. In the first part of this work, Agri-Food Economics Africa undertook a survey of agro-dealers in Uganda, covering the Eastern, Mid-Western, Northern and Central regions. A total of 233 agro-dealers were interviewed in 8 districts spread in these regions. The data was collected electronically using Survey CTO platform. Agri-Food Economics worked with CIMMYT to finalize the questionnaire and study design. It recruited enumerators and field supervisors, trained them, designed SurveyCTO data collection forms, undertook the survey using its own tablets, and cleaned and labeled the data.
In the second part of this work, Agri-Food Economics Africa supported data collection in Tanzania being responsible for finalizing the questionnaire, designing SurveyCTO data collection forms and cleaning the data.