Eweko Concept and the 2SCALE Project
As a farmer , I have had the first hand experience of what farmers face on the field; striving to produce food amidst the infrastructural deficiencies and lack of structured and target support systems that are needed in sustaining food production in Nigeria and indeed Africa. Africa plays a major role in the global fight against food insecurity and little wonder why there is so much focus in developing the continent as it has about 60% of the world’s arable land.
The very core of Eweko concept is built on sustainability; meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generation in meeting their own needs. It is therefore imperatives for the present generation of farmers (old and new) to be more productive without compromising quality . The solutions are multilayered but with the very base centered on building the capacity of farmers, particularly small holder farmers.
Over 80% small holder farmers provide over 90% of the farm produce in Nigeria using crude and very unproductive methods. It makes “common sense” that the most impact will be felt, if the productivity of the small holder farmer is increased. It’s a social course!
Eweko concept, through her network partnered with the 2SCALE project providing business support services to small holder farmers using inclusive business approaches to improve their livelihoods especially in the rural areas.
2SCALE is one of the largest incubators of inclusive agribusiness in Africa. We aim to deepen and scale over 50 public-private partnerships in selected high-potential product groups in nine focus countries in Africa, offering significant and durable opportunity to at least 500,000 smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods and to at least2,500 SMEs to improve sales and provide jobs, while sustainably supplying food to regional, national and local markets, of which 40% will be BoP consumers.
I will be unleashing the various concepts, activities, challenges, opportunities ………along the way! See you at the next blogpost(Inclusive agribusiness)