NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer in Zambia

NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project Zambia (F2F SPSP Z) is part of the VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer USAID-funded Special Program Support Project (SPSP).
  • Program Snapshot

  • Country: Zambia
  • VEGA Lead Member: NCBA CLUSA
  • Objective: (1) Host farmers will increase their annual net income from peanuts due to targeted F2F technical assistance. (2) Volunteer will work in the areas of improved access to quality seed, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and soil nutrition, which NCBA CLUSA anticipates will lead to increase yields. (3) Volunteers will help Zambian farmers will earn higher prices for their peanuts through improved access to credit, production, post-harvest handling, storage, allowing farmers to sell part of their harvest later in the year. (4) There is a potential for increased sales for partner farmers and increased net income from peanuts.
  • Timeline: March 23, 2015-March 22, 2016
  • Volunteers: 8
  • Local Partners:

    University of Zambia, Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI)

  • Theme: Sustainable Agriculture, Value Chains

NCBA CLUSA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Special Program Support Project Zambia (F2F SPSP Z) program will focus on the peanut value chain, assisting local farmers in increasing their annual income through targeted technical expertise provided by Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers.

Eight two-week volunteer assignments will be fielded over 12 months. At the end of the program, through the knowledge provided by volunteer technical assistance, 16 Zambian host farmers, 40 percent of whom will be women, will earn more income through increased production, but also through value added activities of drying, processing, and storing. Volunteers, program staff and Zambian farmers will share technical advice with relevant government agencies, donors, universities, and development projects making the information widely available.

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