The biggest challenge that keeps every farmer in poverty in our region is the absence of reliable markets. This could change if rural 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’ fresh produce at this point (i.e. without any post-harvest processing), is sorghum. If you are interested in supporting us at this level alone, please see the work (PDF) that we can do if you helped us raise support.