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Good Nature Agro

Partnership period: March 2017 – August 2018

Country: Zambia

ACHIEVEMENTS: Good Nature Agro added 5,506 smallholder farmers to its outgrower network and trained an additional 200 private extension agents during the program partnership.

PURPOSE: Address one of Zambia’s biggest agricultural challenges by increasing the availability of high-quality early generation and certified seed, in the right quantities and at the right time, for smallholder farmers.

APPROACH: Good Nature expanded its seed outgrower and private extension agent networks, provided soil analysis, and created an organic fertilizer blend specifically targeted to smallholder legume seed farmers. The limited supply of foundation seed is a key bottleneck in the legume value chain in Zambia, so Good Nature is also developing its own foundation seed farm that will allow it to deliver high-quality foundation seed in a timely manner to its outgrowers.