“ENTREPRENEURIAL CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE SERVICES PROVISION TO MEDIUM AND SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN AFRICA” is an initiative to support the development of sustainable agribusiness in Conservation Agriculture.
The key strategy is to make Conservation Agriculture a sustainable agribusiness in both farmer practice and service provision, with a focus on small scale and medium scale farmers. On the practices part, farmers may be involved (as individuals or groups) in various levels of a value chain (production, input supply, value addition, transport, distribution, marketing, processing).
On the service provision side, service providers (non-farmers and farmers) may provide commercial conservation agriculture services (targeting Conservation Agriculture farmers in specific value chains) such as hand-based, animal traction and tractor based herbicide application, ripping, direct seeding and post harvest processing.
The project will be implemented in six countries - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe