Promoting sesame as new cash crop

IETC is promoting sesame as a new alternative cash crop and enhancement of the soya value chain for at least 2000 smallholder farmers in Gokwe South, Guruve and Mt Darwin districts. IETC is promoting contract farming and mechanization to help improve the incomes of smallholder farmers through promoting their participation in the sesame value chain. … Continue reading Promoting sesame as new cash crop

New bio-fortified crop demonstration and taste testing programme

GOAL and Welthugerhilfe will implement a bio-fortified crop demonstration and taste testing programme in Makoni district. The successful implementation of this project will inform the development of similar programmes in other districts. For further information, contact Daniel Matimba, Palladium's Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management Manager, +263 4 290 6821 or daniel.matimba@thepalladiumgroup.com

Mobile platform connects farmers and buyers

Mercy Corps and Econet are supporting farmers’ interaction with buyers. By providing a mechanism for direct contact, the mobile phone based Bids and Offers platform gives smallholder farmers a chance to become visible to buyers and for buyers to easily source quality supplies. For further information, contact Daniel Matimba, Palladium's Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management … Continue reading Mobile platform connects farmers and buyers

Maximising benefits of grain

Peak Trading is working with smallholder farmers to minimize losses and maximize benefits from their grain (maize, sugar beans and soya) in Guruve district. The company is buying grain at the smallholder farm gate using their ‘mobile grain buying model’, and promotes the Hermetic Silo technology to preserve farmers' grain for the benefit of both … Continue reading Maximising benefits of grain