35 Agri-Businesses in contract farming has been bolster have through the East African Business Council in alliance with TAHA and GIZ Sequa GmBH Business Scouts Fund
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- “Enhancing Competitiveness of the Agri-food Industry and Mitigating the Impact of Global Crises to Improve Food Security in the EAC.” This endeavor is the domain of the EAB-GIZ Sequa GmBH project.
EABC Manager of Policy and Standards, Frank Dafa, emphasized how global crises, enclosing COVID-19, Climate Change, and…Ukraine conflict, have comprising global supply chains, leading to increased inflation. “This disruption has particularly affected Africa”.
He discussed in details, the EABC-GIZ detail Scouts study Investment Opportunities in the EAC Agriculture Value Chain.
Comprised the EAC’s potential to produce agricultural products, including wheat grain, edible oil, leguminous plants, root tubers, and fertilizer.
Through the EABC-GIZ Sequa GmbH project, the purpose is to improve the skills and capacity of Agri-actors in contract farming and EAC export methods to expand agricultural productivity and market access.
Contract farming offers numerous benefits, such as expanded market access, improved production practices, risk-sharing mechanisms, and income stability for farmers.
Arusha-based farmers group Chairperson, Ms. Martha Ndelekwa, conveyed her positivity about the contract farming training, expressing it
would facilitate her group to mediate fair and mutually beneficial contracts with green pea buyers.
The capacity-building workshop has equip detail actors, including farmers, processors, and buyers, with the knowledge and skills needed for effective engagement in contract farming. Conversations covered varied aspects, including equitable contract negotiations, understanding the rights and responsibilities of each party, quality control management, pricing mechanisms, and dispute resolution. The EAC economies with the increased economies of scale in the agricultural sectors comprise animal and animal products, dairy products, cereals, and food preparations.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent