Community Markets for Conservation with TechnoServe

Partnership period: December 2016 – July 2018

Country: Zambia

ACHIEVEMENTS: The partnership will initially train 10,000 farmers, including introducing them to new revenue streams such as honey production and poultry rearing.

PURPOSE: Increase the production capacity of farmer cooperatives that supply raw agricultural commodities for Community Markets for Conservation’s “It’s Wild” brand.

APPROACH: Through its innovative cooperative structure, Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) provides market opportunities for its farmer suppliers. To increase and secure its capacity to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, COMACO is working with TechnoServe during the program partnership to develop an improved program for providing business and agricultural training to member farmers. TechnoServe is also providing business and marketing training to COMACO.