Amatheon Agri Zambia

Partnership period: February 2017 – December 2018

Country: Zambia

ACHIEVEMENTS: Amatheon Agri Zambia integrated 1,022 additional smallholder farmers into its outgrower scheme during the program partnership, providing them access to higher-value markets, enhanced productivity and incomes, increased access to finance and inputs, and improved food security and nutrition.

PURPOSE: Integrate more smallholder farmers into Amatheon’s outgrower scheme. Amatheon Agri Zambia has a large-scale farm and supplements its production by sourcing commodities from small-scale outgrowers.

APPROACH: Amatheon established 20 new rural aggregation and input depots and one new seed bank to expand its outgrower scheme, which provides free training in conservation farming and business skills, increases access to inputs and markets, and facilitates linkages between emerging farmers and financial services.