Enhanced Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme
Enhanced Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (E-SAPP)
Over 61,000 smallholder farmers will benefit from the Enhanced Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (E-SAPP) which aims to increase the incomes, and food and nutrition security, of rural households involved in market-oriented agriculture.
The programme will achieve its goal by devising adequate strategies for increasing agricultural production; strengthening agricultural extension service delivery; increasing the area of land under irrigation as well as levels of mechanization among smallholder farmers; improving the efficiency of agricultural markets; and promoting access to financing.
Zambia's Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (SAPP) has made significant progress in smallholder commercialization and agribusiness promotion. It will support E-SAPP which will work along the value chain of the target commodities from input suppliers to the end users. The aim is to increase incomes by identifying areas where efficiency, productivity and quality can be improved and connect farmers to the value chains system and integrate the programme with other production-oriented initiatives.
E-SAPP will support building partnerships to facilitate the transformation of smallholder farmers from subsistence farming to farming as a business. Building on SAPP's achievements, the programme aims to increase the volume and value of agribusiness outputs sold by smallholder producers. It will begin with work on the policy and enabling environment, including efforts to integrate climate-risk management into policies. Through agribusiness partnerships, it will work to strengthen the capacity of smallholders and their private sector counterparts to build strong economic and trade ties. The proposed matching grant facility will help forge strong linkages with each stakeholder.
14 December 2016
2016 - 2024
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 29.67 million
US$ 22.26 million
Private sector local US$ 3.46 million
National Government US$ 2.01 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.23 million