Harvesting is now complete and most produce has been sold. The yields this year were good despite some infestation in many groundnut fields.
Stats are now being gathered to measure the impact of the Out-growers Scheme. We believe this will show a steady improvement in the majority of households included in the programme.
Oxen and a plough have been purchased for selected farmers to see what productivity benefits can be achieved. We will simply measure the increased acreage that a farmer can cultivate, and the resulting increase in revenue.
Planning for the 2019 season has already begun. Due to the sizable management workload we are keeping the number farmers on the programme that same as this year.
All farmers appreciate the support given by SAZ and thank all who have contributed.