Small Holder Farmers are the key to food security in Africa. Not only do they hold large swaths of arable land, they also constitute about 70% of the workforce on the continent. However, they are bedeviled by a myriad of challenges ranging from low yields, Post harvest losses, lack of finance, low mechanization and poor access to markets.
The most challenging factor facing smallholders farmers in Africa without question is the issue of Post Harvest losses which is a resultant effect of the decrepit state of infrastructure as well as the non existence of storage facilities. Farmers are forced to sell off produce at ridiculously low prices to middlemen in order to avoid Post harvest losses.
Guaranteed market access is the most vital part of the triangle of profitable success for Small Holder Farmers. At Farmforte, we provide reliable access to local and global markets for Small Holder Farmers. We buy up all our Small Holder Farmers produce and add value thereby giving them a guaranteed income and greater potential for profit.