We have a number of on-going projects that are supported by specialist partners.
MIIF-Market Improvement and Innovation Facility
Our MIIF project is aimed at the production of Aflatoxin free groundnuts. The project is Government-funded, with financial assistance from IDA (World Bank). The project falls in the category of studies and pilots, where the focus is on market analysis and trials.
SELF HELP AFRICA
Our project with Self Help Africa (SHA) aims to increase access and timely supply of good quality seeds and other agricultural inputs suitable to smallholder farmers. It has increased production of seed in ten districts in Zambia as well as increasing the availability and access to foundation seeds. SHA works with partners in eight countries, supporting communities to grow more food, diversify their farm production, develop new off-farm enterprise and sell their surpluses.
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
We work closely with MACO through the department of Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) at Msekera that is the centre of excellence in Zambia for legumes (this includes groundnuts and beans). We receive expert support in new farming techniques and training as well as helping us in the introduction of new seed varieties. Our Luangeni bean variety was brought in from South Africa with the help of ZARI.
Also located at Msekera is the Seed Control and Certification Institute of Zambia (SCCI) that assures seed quality through regular field and crop inspection and laboratory testing of candidate seeds.