KEY MESSAGES

- Description: The MTU is an innovative training program. Two trucks with audiovisual equipment travel to agricultural regions in Ghana and Kenya to show training videos on best agricultural practices. This is complemented by work with tractor service providers and financial institutions to help them develop services for smallholder farmers
- Specificity: Identify efcient ways to train farmers – leverage existing groups. Work with existing private sector partners to help them deliver products and services profitably
- Impact: 20,000 farmers have benefitted from training. Ghana rice farmers doubled per hectare margins; Kenya farmer profits increased by 100%+

 

FUNCTIONING

Focus on the specific pinch points in the value chains
> Access to major buyers, adoption of agricultural practices, access to attractive financing

Development of an audiovisual solution presenting best practices to farmers
> Use video to show potential impact of changing behavior

Operate in hard to reach isolated communities
Contact farmers through existing farmer organisations

 

SCOPE

KENYA / GHANA
20 000 farmers

 

BUDGET

N/A

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Increase in yields after training
65% adoption of certain best practice

Climate change
Development of sustainable agricultural practices (soil, water management, etc.)

Sustainable dev. goals
Doubling of profitability of target crops in Ghana and Kenya thanks to the program

 

NEXT STEPS

Replicate the program’s success in other communities and countries