DEVELOPING SMALL GROWER FARMER SECTOR
AGRI-IQ believes that the contribution of small grower farmers to the agricultural industry in Africa will continue to grow significantly. We are strategically aligned to provide services for the capacity building, development and support of small grower farmers. All small grower farming interventions include the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system in order to analyse progress in skills development, good governance and technical farm practices.
This is how our technical transferable skills will succeed:
AGRI-IQ provides agricultural support and aftercare to the commercial farming sector and agri-businesses operated by black-owned entities. Successful agricultural support and aftercare to agricultural projects will advance governmental strategies for the transformation agenda in the agricultural sector. This agricultural extension of technical input and mentorship, improves sustainable land utilization and production in farms.
The overall objective to ensure that sustainable agricultural development takes place is to:
- Provide effective aftercare support and mentorship
- Advance enterprise development through agro-processing and value-adding activities
- Promote entry to participation in the entire value chain
Institutional support for commercial small-scale grower institutions, is designed to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the farming operation.
When the governance training programme for an institution has been completed, it is critical that ongoing support and mentorship continues. Agri-IQ have designed a unique “Institutional Support to Agriculture Toolkit” which is used practically to ensure implementation of new skills and processes, resulting in continuous good governance of the organisation.
How do we nurture small grower farmers?
Customized mentorship programmes
Technical extension inputs
Infrastructural support services
Access to markets
Training and capacity building that is relevant to the needs and circumstances of the farmers
Monitoring and evaluation tools which include regular tracking and reporting on the progress of the projects against the project objectives.