Proteas Centralised Contract Farming Model

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In the beginning Zimflora supplied planting materials and inputs. Fertilization and chemical requirements are low, and farmers now source their own. Zimflora provides all packaging materials.

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In the beginning Zimflora provided technical knowhow. This support is no longer required since the crop is relatively easy to grow.

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In the beginning Zimflora had exclusivity on all sales.  Now, in addition to Zimflora, the farmers supply their own local markets and a limited amount of export. Zimflora collects stems from centralised collection points, sorts them for export or local market, transports to Harare airport and arranges export & sales

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Image by Artem Beliaikin

ChilliCentralised Contract Farming Model

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Kacholo provides formal and informal irrigation contract farmers with planting materials (seeds/seedlings), fertilizers and agrochemicals.

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At most contract sites there is a resident extension worker who trains and provides extension to contract farmers

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At some sites, the company purchases fresh produce and dries the chili at the site; at others, farmers dry the chilies. Chilies are collected & transported to Harare where they are packed for export to South African markets, including Nando’s. Farmers are guaranteed the purchase of their crop, a competitive price is set at the beginning of each season.

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