From one farming season to the next, small scale farmers have been producing food not only enough for their household consumption but often times end up with a surplus which they are constantly looking for markets to sell.
Mr. Francis Phiri a small-scale farmer in Shibuyunji participated in the Training of Trainers (ToT) as facilitators in seed production and marketing. He was very delighted to have connected virtually with the global team and other project participants from Zimbabwe and Uganda during the online training.
He appreciated the training in vision and planning, cost benefit analysis and record keeping which he has begun implementing on his farm.
This has helped him track his expenditure and profit. “Everyone in business must learn this skill. The knowledge the training gave me cannot be compared to anything. People must wake up and begin thinking. The training opened my eyes,” he said.
Mr Francis feels that the training in seed production and marketing is very important for farmer groups and individual farmers as it can be applied in other business ventures.
Mr. Francis remains committed to ensuring that his fellow farmers understand the business concept in seed production and marketing.