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Papers/Reports | March 1, 2023

Private Agricultural Service Provider (PASP) Model Last-Mile Agricultural Service Delivery for Smallholder Farm Families: 2021 PASP Survey Report

The 2021 PASP survey, whose results are reported here, aims to help CRS understand and measure the value of the PASP model to PASPs and their farmer customers. The survey evaluates the inputs and services the PASPs offer, identifies what customers have purchased, how they have paid for the PASPs’ inputs and technical services, and the role CRS’ savings group methodology – Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) – has played (if any) in increasing access to financial resources for customers’ investment in agriculture. By gathering insights from 63 of the 65 project PASPs, 234 customers, as well as 4 financial institutions and 8 suppliers in the three project countries – Guatemala, Rwanda, and Senegal – the 2021 PASP survey serves to inform CRS and its implementing partners regarding the overall value and sustainability of the PASP model; and to influence the structure of future projects that adopt the PASP model.