Date: 2012 – to date
Location: Chipata, Petauke, Lundazi and Katete in Eastern Province, and peri-urban areas in Lusaka.
Purpose and outcomes:
This four year, US$4.8 million Global Development Alliance aims to supplement small-scale farmers’ income by maintaining current and garnering additional Zambian horticulture market share. More specifically, the Commercial Agribusiness for Sustainable Horticulture (CASH) will provide access for over 5,000 farm/rural households and members of farmer and enterprise organizations to horticulture production support services (seeds, fertilizer, pest control, financial services, pre- and post-harvest quality control, among others) and market support services (buyers, market specifications, communications strategy, data collection and dissemination, and results monitoring).
Smallholder producers will gain market share in three new demand points:
(1) On the fresh market in supermarkets, hotels and caterers;
(2) On the dry horticultural products market;
(3) On the processed food market: companies producing sauces, canned purees, pulps, and bottled horticulture products for various end users.