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Amatheon Agri Zambia

Partnership period: March 2017 – December 2018

Country: Zambia

ACHIEVEMENTS: Amatheon Agri Zambia is integrating 6,000 additional smallholder farmers into its outgrower scheme during the program partnership, providing them access to higher-value markets, enhancing productivity and incomes, increasing access to finance and inputs, and improving 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 is establishing 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.