The biggest challenge that keeps every farmer in poverty in our region is the absence of reliable markets. This may change if small farmers are integrated into value chains, e.g. in the food/beverage industry. Our new plan is to set up an agro-processing plant that will do exactly that, and thus create new markets for our produce. Details here.
Meanwhile, as we raise support for our processing plant, the only crop for which we can secure a reliable market for our farmers’ produce in its fresh form (i.e. without any post-harvest processing), right now, is sorghum. If you could support us at this level alone, please see the work (PDF) that we can do if you helped us raise support.