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Community Markets for Conservation with TechnoServe

Partnership period: December 2016 – July 2018

Country: Zambia

ACHIEVEMENTS: The partnership trained 16,010 farmers, and introduced 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: Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) provided market opportunities for its farmer suppliers. To increase and secure its capacity to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, COMACO worked with TechnoServe to develop an improved program for providing business and agricultural training to member farmers. TechnoServe also provided business and marketing training.