We supported thousands of farmers to organize  themselves into formal groups

1995 - 2009

To increase their access to inputs and off-take market, and take advantage of economies of scale, we enable thousands of farmers to organize themselves into associations, forums, unions, cooperatives, youth farmers’ clubs and credit and savings groups. 

In 2003, together with Gapi SI and Oxfam Novib, we supported 554 of the strongest farmer fora in Nampula province to form their own producer owned trading company, Ikuru sarl, whose owners were its own producer suppliers owning a 10% share of the company. 

With funds from two USAID Global Development Alliances, between 2007 and 2012 we helped Ikuru to buy, process and sell around 1,500 tons of its members’ produce, to the value of 1.5 million dollars.