Our Approach

Employs a science-based, market first development model to assist African farmers and rural enterprise associations to enhance regional economic growth along 5 service components

- Conducting applied research and transfer appropriate production and post harvest technology to producers, processors and exporters - Building the technical and business capacities of FBO's and trade organisations to enhance productivity, increase profit margins and respond efficiently to market requirements - Develope appropriate, efficient and effective quality assurance and quality control systems to enable producers meet market requirements - Conduct market assessments, providing market inte;;igence information and establishing market linkages amonge value chains - Supporting policy dialogue and formulation

Market first, science based enterprise development approach

- Strategic iniversity partnerships were created
- Networking platforms were created to bring businesses together
- Private sector relationship
- Public - private partnership
- Value chain approach

Market / Producer

- Networking platforms were created to bring business together
- Participatory approach communities and producers
- Focus on gender equity


- Value, supply chain and economic analysis is conducted to establish the profitability oftransaction to farming and other chains


- Based on gaps identified, appropriate intervention measures are developed


- Other service providers are invited to participate in the process eg. research institutions, government, FBO's, development organisations, processors, exporters etc.

Agric Support Services

- Facilitate enabling platform for producers to interact with agric supply companies
- Agric supply companies
- Transport services
- Financial institutions

Capacity Building

- Build capacity of FBO's and TA's to fully participate in the value chain eg. GAP, production scheduling, understanding market requirements and competitive role as a supplier, science based enterprise development, QA /QC


- Introduce appropriate technology to enhance productivity eg. seedling production in greenhouse etc


- Expose buyers to supply sources and act as honest broker between producers and buyer