During 2022 the Inputs Partnership increased the numbers of agro-dealers with whom it works. The commercial partners have integrated 56 retail agro-dealers (20% women) into their network. This is substantially above the original target of 30 retail agro dealers estimated in 2019. To understand more on how this has been done take a look at the … Continue reading A Review of the Agro-dealer Network
During 2022 the Inputs Partnership increased the numbers of farmer association with whom it works from 19 to 26 with a total of about 1,500 horticulture farmers with more than 50% being female farmers. The Partnership has also increased the numbers of agro dealers with whom it works from an original 30 to over 90 … Continue reading Demand Creation Activities under the Inputs Partnership
This Newsletter largely covers the findings of an Independent Outcome Survey conducted in Q3/4 2022. The purpose of the outcome survey was to provide an independent assessment of the project’s progress towards achieving the project goals. The main conclusions from the survey were that the introduction and subsequent strengthening of commercial ties between targeted agro-dealers and input suppliers … Continue reading Independent Outcome Survey Results published
K2 Seeds - one of the core commercial partners of the BAGC Inputs Partnership programme - has launched a promotional sales programme in the Beira Corridor. With up to 40% discounts on various hybrid seeds, farmers have shown keen interest to test out new varieties particularly as the new season gets under way. A series … Continue reading K2 Seeds introduce new hybrid Seeds
This third BAGC IP newsletter has been published. It reviews some of the 2021 achievements and insights from our input support interventions. It also explores the project’s most recent work and success stories as we move through 2022. The environment for implementation of the project improved during 2021 compared to 2020. The 2020 cyclones had … Continue reading BAGC Inputs Partnership Newsletter now out!
The BAGC region has now experienced two consecutive cyclones Chalane and Eloise that affected the central regions of the country in late December and January. Severe Tropical Storm Chalane made landfall in Mozambique on 30th December. The Port of Beira shut down for 2 days as it was in the path of Chalane. LAM cancelled flights … Continue reading Cyclones Chalane and Eloise hit Beira and surrounding areas causing damage to some infrastructure and further flooding
We have been operating limited field days due to Covid 19. To limit interaction with producers the project has been promoting more individualised contact with producers using its extension staff that are resident within the irrigation schemes. Field days have been substituted by field visits, in which representatives of the Partnership have visited selected Demo … Continue reading BAGC Inputs Partnership and Covid 19
The third BAGC IP newsletter has been published. In this latest bulletin we explore the project’s most recent work and success stories during 2020. Like many programmes across the continent, the Covid pandemic has had an impact on our ability to significantly rollout activities particularly those that required training through bringing together large gatherings of … Continue reading Third BAGC Inputs Partnership Newsletter now out!
The Inputs Partnership has been actively boosting smallholder access to agricultural inputs through the strengthening of the agrodealer network in the clusters. Work has also been continuing on improving awareness to farmers of the benefits of inputs use. Due to restrictions imposed by the Government to reduce the COVID 19 pandemic in the country, the … Continue reading Strengthening the agro-dealer network
Onion production is one of the core activities of farmers at the Nhararai Muone irrigation scheme in the Manica cluster. The scheme has about 40 farmers each growing a range of crops on about 1 ha each. Onions have been a profitable crop for these farmers, with regular sales to local traders. A recent BAGC … Continue reading Nhararai Muone Farmers Association