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Farmer Based Organizations ( FBOs)

Farmer Based Organization development using the Value Chain approach

African Connections has acquired a wealth of experience gained through building the capacity of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) into sustainable and self-reliant entities. We work to empower small holder farmers to become competitive, self-sufficient and profitable.

AC designs and implements market-driven agricultural programs that increase the profitability of farming for small holders through training and linking them to markets. Integration of FBOs into domestic and international markets is achieved by training farmers to effectively organize and manage themselves; use best farming practices, crop processing and storage in order to improve the quality and value of produce to conform to buyer specifications and international standards; cultivate crops with a "market demand" in  quantities sufficient to meet large scale buyer demands; and effectively negotiate with buyers to earn the highest prices for their produce.