A climate smart value chainapproach to improve maize and    soya bean productivity
                                    ...
CDI Anchor Farm Business Model"•  Farmer club:"    –  Typically 10 to 20 members (at least 40% women)"    –  Elects leader...
Project Summary" q  Goal: increase rural household incomes and food     security by increasing soya beans production" q ...
Support services to farmers"q  Extend agronomic best practices by working with:!q  Develop and strengthen market linkage...
ISFM farmer demonstrations"  q  Jointly designed with:"       v AGRA Soil Health Programme"       v Department of Agric...
CDI–AGRA/AECF partnership"•  Expanded outreach to smallholder farmers from 200 in   2008 to 10,400 in 2011/12"•  Expanded ...
Achievements"•  Evidence from farmers & demo plots: "    –  Saves labour, time, money "    –  Avails manure on farm"    – ...
Market linkages model"       THE	  CDI/AGRA	  PROJECT	  FARM	  INPUT	   &	  OUTPUT RELATIONAL	  MODEL	                    ...
THANK YOU ALL!!!"CDI Country Executive,   Joyful kids at Nsilombe Village, TAWalker Morris (Right)"   Mavwere, Mchinji Dis...
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Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

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Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

  1. 1. 
 A climate smart value chainapproach to improve maize and soya bean productivity
 
 Austin Ngwira"
 Director of 
Agriculture" Clinton Development Initiative (Malawi)" 
 "" "Learning Event 6: What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa?" Agriculture and Rural Development Day" COP 17" Durban, South Africa" 3 December 2011" "
  2. 2. CDI Anchor Farm Business Model"•  Farmer club:" –  Typically 10 to 20 members (at least 40% women)" –  Elects leaders democratically" –  Appoints lead (progressive) farmer to be their coach" –  Creates local employment (450 people at peak season)"
  3. 3. Project Summary" q  Goal: increase rural household incomes and food security by increasing soya beans production" q  Farmer targets: Increase from 2500 farmers in 2010/11 to 21,000 in 2012/13" q  Elements of climate smart agriculture:" q Soil cover with crop residues" q Fertiliser trees in farming systems" q Zero/minimum tillage supported by use of herbicides"
  4. 4. Support services to farmers"q  Extend agronomic best practices by working with:!q  Develop and strengthen market linkages"q  Develop farmer organisations"q  Support community infrastructure development through anchor farm profit plough back" "
  5. 5. ISFM farmer demonstrations" q  Jointly designed with:" v AGRA Soil Health Programme" v Department of Agricultural Research Services" (Chitedze Research Station)" " q  Treatments (4):" v  T1: "Intercrop Maize with Gliricidia sepium under CA with full fertiliser recommendation" v  T2: "Same as T2; replace Gs with Tephrosia vogelli! v  T3: "Soya-Maize Rotation under CA with full " "fertiliser recommendation " v  T4: "Farmer practice (control) for maize cultivation"
  6. 6. CDI–AGRA/AECF partnership"•  Expanded outreach to smallholder farmers from 200 in 2008 to 10,400 in 2011/12"•  Expanded geographical coverage from 1 to 6agruclutral extension planning areas"•  Capacity building"•  Networking"•  New marketing linkages: financial institutions, input suppliers"
  7. 7. Achievements"•  Evidence from farmers & demo plots: " –  Saves labour, time, money " –  Avails manure on farm" –  Reduced Striga incidence" –  Vigorous crop performance"•  Effective market linkages:" –  Bank approvals for farmer loans 2011/12" –  Secured seed grower contracts" –  Secured pre-season soya seed contract 2011/12"
  8. 8. Market linkages model" THE  CDI/AGRA  PROJECT  FARM  INPUT   &  OUTPUT RELATIONAL  MODEL       • Farm  input  loan   agreement   • Club  and   individual   accounts  opening  • Financial  analysis   • Loan  recovery  • Farmer  service   • Scheduled  v an  system  MOU/Agreement    (  payments  &  deposits)     •     • Best  prac*ce  soya  agronomy   • Farm  input  distribu*on     • Soya   collec*on bulking &  shipping  to  buyer ,       • Pre-­‐season  contract   with  soya   buyer   • Monitor  produc*on  &  marke*ng   • Loan   payments deduc*ons  from  soya  sales     Input     • Guarantee  market   (Price  • Soya  supply  contract   &  Volume)  (pre-­‐season  signing)   • Market  campaign  (radio  • Soya  shipping  &     messages,  farmer  *mely  payment  (zero   mee*ngs,  monitoring  tolerance  on  delays)   visits)     • Cost  share  in  coll ec*on   &  bulking  centers    
  9. 9. THANK YOU ALL!!!"CDI Country Executive, Joyful kids at Nsilombe Village, TAWalker Morris (Right)" Mavwere, Mchinji District, 4 March 2011"

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