In the development and deployment of 800 Spray Service Providers in the 10 Counties of Kenya, an elaborate and inclusive selection of SSPs was carried out in order to acquire competent and highly motivated service providers in the different communities and agricultural value chains.
Potential / candidate SSPs were recruited for assessment from the following stakeholders:
a) Agro-dealers and Agro-dealer Associations in the respective counties/sub-counties of operation.
b) Farmers and Farmers Groups recommended by respective county departments of agriculture (crops, livestock, veterinary).
c) Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) recommended farmers and Farmers Groups
d) Farm Input Promotion Services (FIPS) village based advisers and coaches that are already offering agricultural services in the same farming communities.
e) Radio and mass media announcements in the 4 Counties.