Good Nature Agro
Partnership period: March 2017 – July 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: Good Nature Agro will add 5,200 smallholder farmers to its outgrower network and train an additional 80 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 is expanding its seed outgrower and private extension agent networks, and providing soil analysis and creating 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.