Farmers on the path to escaping extreme poverty and building wealth
Increase in farmer household income after one year of participation
Increase in farmer yields after their first year in The Harvest Fund program
Households achieving food security and zero hunger within a single season
Making Dreams a Reality
Lifting women and families out of poverty requires a multifaceted approach. We begin by identifying high-potential women’s farming cooperatives throughout Zambia. Once selected through an in-person interview process, we work with these cooperatives—combining innovative technology with time-tested technique—to help them develop climate-smart agricultural practices and improve their crop yield.
At the end of each growing season, we then assist our farmers in securing fair market prices for their produce by collecting their crops, selling them and sharing the revenue back into the cooperatives. Along the way, we provide soft-skills training in cooperative management as well as soil management.
But our efforts don't stop there: we’re working with the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the local private sector building a sustainable, long-term support system to ensure that farmers throughout Zambia will have the ability to access resources for years to come.