This manual provides the technical and operational knowledge for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating agriculture voucher fairs. The manual covers various types of agricultural fair and voucher programs including Seed and Voucher Fairs or SV&F, Diversity for Nutrition and Enhanced Resilience or DiNER fairs, livelihood fairs, and vouchers tied to agro-dealers. Livestock and commercialization fairs will not be covered specifically, though many of the same principles and tools covered in the manual could be applied to them. Throughout the manual, we will refer to the events by the generic term “fairs”; however, we will specify which type of fair when necessary. Keep in mind that most agricultural fairs revolve around seed, so seed choice and seed-related issues will be emphasized throughout the manual.
Although the manual will provide guidance on the technical substance and logistics related to fairs, there are numerous programmatic issues that need to be thoroughly considered, and decisions to be made, in order to move forward with the planning aspects.