One of the reasons for the low rate of adoption and utilization of climate smart agricultural practices is the lack of perceived return on investment by farmers in terms of market access and availability.
AgriProFocus Zambia member SNV, under The Sustainable Integrated Land Management Solutions (SILMS) project, a consortium led by SNV with the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) is mandated to address such challenges among many, within their project.
In order to address these challenges, the SILMS project has partnered with AgriProFocus Zambia who, drawing from its large network of key Agricultural stakeholders will lead by facilitating and coordinating partnerships to help increase market access for up to 15000 farmers in Lundazi and Katete that are currently practicing climate smart agriculture.
Through this partnership, AgriProFocus will bring on board organisations to build the capacity of climate smart sensitive farmers and facilitate platforms to enhance linkages between farmers and the most available markets.
This page will provide regular progress updates.
The first stop was Lundazi District, situated 185 kilometers from the Provincial Capital Chipata, and known for being one of the highest producers of maize in the country coming mostly from small- scale farmers in the district.
As morning dawned of 21st November, it was clear that no farmer wanted to be left behind as the venue was flocked with a horde of farmers queuing up to register to be part of the event.
Dubbed “Enhancing Market Access Through Aggregation”, the event attracted 170 farmers drawn from 38 Farmer groups, including exhibitions from 14 companies that signed up to be part of the event. The objective of the ev... Read more