East West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation

About East West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation
  • Based In: Thailand
  • Markets Active: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Sector: Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Education, Employability, Financial Inclusion, Gender, Health, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition
  • Beneficiaries: Children and youths, Elderly, Environment, Ethnic minorities, Immigrants and asylum seekers and refugees, People in poverty, People without employment, Women and girls
  • Support Provided: Access to Networks, Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Convenings, Financial Management and/or Accounting, Impact Measurement, Marketing and Communication, Revenue Strategy, Trainings

East West Seed (EWS) has 35 years of experience in market-oriented plant breeding for vegetable seeds in the tropical lowlands. EWS has developed lead positions in Asia; it is expanding markets in Africa and has a unique focus on smallholder farmers. In 2019, EWS won global recognition for its social and business impact through the Access to Seeds Index and World Food Prize. For 20 years, EWS has invested in intensive pre-commercial farmer training as an essential core to its business model. It focuses on field-based activities which lead to profitable and sustainable vegetable production in smallholder communities. Trained farmers are often able to double their incomes and supply local areas with higher volumes of safe vegetables year-round, thus generating positive livelihood and nutritional impacts. Since 2015, EWS has trained 300,000 farmers in 11 countries and has ambition to reach 1M in the next 5 years.

If you are interested to find out more about our work with smallholder farmers, read the EWS-KT 2020 annual report and contact us.


East West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation team members on AVPN Connector
  • Hoa Duong Piyaka

    Senior Strategy AdviserEast West Seed Knowledge Transfer International

  • Maaike Groot

    Public Affairs ManagerEast West Seed Knowledge Transfer

  • Mary Ann Sayoc

    Group Lead, Public AffairsEast West Seed Knowledge Transfer International

  • Sathiyabama Baskaran

    Head of Knowledge Transfer IndiaEast West Seed Knowledge Transfer International

  • Stuart Morris

    DirectorEast West Seed Knowledge Transfer International

  • Urairud Lerdkhomfoo

    East West Seed Knowledge Transfer Foundation

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