ECA has adopted a social business model which supports the farmers in an integrated manner and ensures a fair distribution of the added value.
This introduction video was released in 2015.
ECA has a full agronomy department headed by an agronomist and 8 extension officers. The extension team plays a critical role in the value chain, transforming our commercial smallholder farmers into bankable micro entrepreneurs through increase in yields due to a combination of various technologies being trained, including the use of good agricultural practices (GAP), use of certified seed, use of fertilizers, crop rotation methods, integrated pest management (IPM), gender equality and the use of plant protection chemicals (PPC). The extension services that are being provided by ECA changed lives of farmers through its extension strategies.
ECA works with trusted seed and fertiliser houses to provide access to affordable inputs for farmers, including non GMO seed and high quality fertiliser. The farmer has realised the benefit of the increased quality inputs in the increased yields, and improved produce which receives a higher price on the market than previously grown produce.
ECA provides inputs to farmers on credit, this gives the farmer peace of mind on the procuring of the inputs. The farmer can then focus on the production of the crop. ECA supplies the farmer with a guaranteed market for the produce at a fair market price.
ECA promotes its’ innovative model for increasing farmers access to markets by operating from a central warehouse, with access to small warehouses through out the Barué District, feeding into the central warehouse. This ensures the farmer is always within close proximity to reliable markets.
We sell our processed product to a variety of clients to ensure guaranteed market and fair price to the farmers.
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