Farming as a Business – Tanzania/Ghana
Patient Procurement Platform – Malawi/Tanzania
Prorustica engaged with a wide range of agri-processors, smallholder farmers and traders to design and develop a business plan in Tanzania and Malawi that builds upon the evaluation and lessons learned from WFP’s P4P pilots.
Prorustica prepared a detailed value chain analysis for major grains crops. Subsequently, Prorustica designed the business plan used to initiate the Patient Procurement Platform. The platform is now successfully linking smallholder farmers to sustainable markets, based on our practical field-tested design. The aim over the next 2-3 years is to use the platform to link over 75,000 farmers to viable markets through commercial relationships with inputs providers, traders, processors, financial institutions and insurance organisations.
Agribusiness Investment Blueprint – Tanzania
In 2010 Prorustica was mandated by a consortium of private sector organisations (including Syngenta, Yara, Unilever, Dupont, Diageo, General Mills), civil society and the Tanzanian Government to lead the development of an Investment Blueprint for the advancement of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
The aim of the project was to bring together private and public sector stakeholders in commodity value chain frameworks to stimulate a major revival of agriculture along the corridor, with significant social and economic benefits for the region. Prorustica has been instrumental in SAGCOT’s development. We developed the detailed investment blueprint; facilitated the establishment of the SAGCOT Partnership; and designed the initial development of the SAGCOT Catalytic Fund. More recently, Prorustica worked with the SAGCOT Centre to map agribusiness activity in high potential areas of the corridor and thereby create a better understanding of the agribusiness landscape to allow more effective planning.