Value addition can come in many forms. In South Africa, with the Wildlands Trees for Life Programme, community-based tree seedling growers (many of whom are youth) trade their seedlings for food, water tanks, and small business loans. Read more here.
Attention: "Surviving tree project" team from the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Network, that has been studying tree seedling value chains in Ethiopia - this may be of interest!
Linking ZOA to active farmers around Kampala
Under the ICCO AS4Y project, ZOA started development of a range of training videos.
These videos will be used at Vocational Training Institutes and youth organizations to provide technical support on enterprise production and create inspiration to venture into agri business.
The videos will be availed in English and translated into West Nile languages. Access will be open to the wider stakeholder community after final acceptance. Enterprises of interest are;
2. Tree Nursery Management
3. Horticulture: Tomato
4. Goat Rearing
6. Poultry: Chicken
While most of the videos were shot in West Nile, ZOA is in need to redo the filming of some few shots for each of the above enterprises. They plan to film these shots closer to town. Consequently ZOA is in need to find 1 operational farmer in each of the above enterprises within a close distance to town who is willing to demonstrate his skills.
For those interested in this venture, kindly c... Read more