- Overall, the project aims to help cushion the economic and social impact of the sugar sector restructure by enabling a more diversified, market-driven agriculture sector.
- Specifically, it is designed to improve and enhance key services to agriculture.
Designed to increase incomes and production of farmers with horticulture crops in sugar dependant areas, the programme is focusing on providing support to farmers to adopt and increase the production of horticultural crops and is providing them with indirect support through horticulture research and extension. The project is also assisting in the development of import substitution and export opportunities and to enable farmers and exporters to take advantage of these opportunities.
An increase in income levels amongst target groups will be achieved by enabling farmers to access opportunities in horticulture markets by strengthening of farmers’ production and farm management skills, development of trading relationships, and improving access to inputs and extension.
Horticulture/food crops value chains are supported and supply capacities enhanced.