Delphy and AgriProFocus starts a tailor made training program for the Zambian Women Organization Nsabo Yetu to strengthen the horticultural sector in the North-Western Provence of Zambia.
Nsabo Yeto wishes to address the most pressing matter which has now emerged: poor performance of the horticultural sector. Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality vegetables from the mining community. However the women are not able supply the need of the community starting with the lack of quality seedlings. The women have to travel 700 kilometres to access seedlings i.e. from Chisamba, Sunshine Seedlings.
Through this Tailor Made Training a large part of skills and knowledge, required for the basic production of vegetables, can be acquired. Through this TMT, Delphy and AgriProFocus wish to improve the most pressing matters, limiting the members of Nsabo Yetu in their horticultural activities.
Besides Barrick Lumwana Mines, as initiator of the Nsabo Yeto programme, and Nuffic, Dutch funding organisation of this TMT course, will make finances available to purchase a small scale community based nursery greenhouse for the production of seedlings. This greenhouse will be paramount important since large parts of the trainings will be provided in this greenhouse.
AgriProFocus is an international network with Dutch roots that promotes and drives farmer entrepreneurship among farmers and their organisations. AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. United in diversity, our members share the conviction that business and development are not mutually exclusive. This is why innovative 'agripreneurs' are at the heart of our strategy. AgriProFocus supports them in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business. Exchanging perspectives and expecting the unexpected. To accomplish more in a culture of collaboration. For people, planet and profit.
Delphy BV (www.delphy.nl/en/) is the largest global commercial service provider in the field of cultivation and production related knowledge regarding to open field and protected food & flower production. Based in the Netherlands, Delphy develop and implement knowledge worldwide. Worldwide more than 230 employees are involved in cultivation and production of food and flowers. Our professionals are a strong team of entrepreneurial, independent advisors with leading knowledge and expertise therefore able to offer each client the best solutions and guiding clients to realize their ambitions. Delphy is international recognized as a reliable partner with a practical, high knowledge level and the ability to reach the sectors’ and farmers’ needs with suitable knowledge and technology.
 Barrick Lumwana Mining Company has pledged to empower more people in North-Western Provence of Zambia through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. The mine has continued supporting various sectors such as education, empowerment of women and infrastructure development. Nsabo Yetu Federation represents their women empowerment program.