New Partner in Mozambique Expands Access to Inputs and Mechanization
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation with USAID/Mozambique is pleased to announce its newest partnership in Mozambique, with Tecnologia E Consultoria Agro-Pecuaria (TECAP).
With Partnering for Innovation's support, TECAP is growing its network of one-stop agriculture service centers. TECAP will establish three centers in new locations, expanding farmers' access to inputs and mechanization. 18,750 smallholder farmers will benefit from this increased access. In addition, TECAP will expand its network of agrodealers, franchisees, and agricultural development agents.
Partnerships in Nigeria Officially Launched at Embassy Event
Partnering for Innovation's partnerships with Hello Tractor and Babban Gona were officially launched in July with an event at the United States embassy in Nigeria. Embassy and USAID staff joined members of the press and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture to learn about these partnerships and how they will help transform the Nigerian agriculture sector.
Hello Tractor is commercializing its Smart Tractors by enabling farmers in need of a tractor to find and rent a nearby tractor through mobile technology. Babban Gona is organizing and supporting small farmer cooperatives with management services and loans. Between them, the partnerships will impact more than 45,000 smallholder farmers across the country.
Read more about the event in the Nigerian press here.
Global Partners Present at the Ag Innovation Investment Summit
Couldn't make it to the Ag Innovation Investment Summit? Now you can view our partners' presentations online!
Seven of Partnering for Innovation's partners gave TED-style talks at the event, giving audience members - and now you - the chance to learn more about their technology, business model, and plans for growing their business and increasing their impact on smallholder farmers. These entrepreneurs have diverse focuses that include cashew processing, youth empowerment, and legume seed production, and are located in Benin, Guatemala, Honduras, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zambia.