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Frequently asked questions about Farm Africa's projects

What crops/livestock does Farm Africa work with?

Farm Africa works with smallholder farmers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and DRC. With around 35 projects running across these geographies, Farm Africa works with a wide range of crops, as well as livestock and fish.

Crops that we work with include rice, maize, sorghum, sesame, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, cashew nuts and horticultural produce such as French beans, tomatoes, chilli peppers and kale. We also support communities producing forest-friendly products such as coffee and honey, and help livestock keepers rearing goats, cattle, sheep and poultry, and fish farmers producing tilapia and catfish. 

I am a farmer interested in joining in a Farm Africa project, can I apply?

The eligibility criteria to join our projects are usually decided jointly with the project donor. The criteria often include factors such as location, age, socio-economic background and experience and rely on a face-to-face registration process. Farm Africa is unable to respond to online enquiries to join a project. We are keeping this under review and when any changes are made to this we will publish them on our website.

Our current projects can be found here: https://www.farmafrica.org/where-we-work/where-we-work. Where projects have an application or external enquiry process this is included with the project information.

I run a small farm in eastern Africa, can I apply for funding from Farm Africa?

Our models of farmer engagement include training on financial management and business skills, market linkages, policy advocacy and facilitation. In the vast majority of cases, we do not provide funds directly to the communities we work with. Instead we link farmers with local sources of finance to ensure a sustainable system.

Our current projects can be found on https://www.farmafrica.org/where-we-work/where-we-work, and where projects do have an application or external enquiry process this is included with the project information.

I would like to receive training from Farm Africa to improve my agricultural skills, can Farm Africa help?

We have a number of manuals and training materials available through our website that we hope will be of use to you, please find out more here. Unfortunately we are not able to provide bespoke training due to the locality of our projects being quite specific.

Farmers should always bear in mind the information provided in our materials is localised to the climate, soil and market conditions of that area. We make available as much information as we can that is transferable into different geographical areas – but tailored local advice should always be sought.

I would like to receive training from Farm Africa to improve my business skills, can Farm Africa help?

We have a number of manuals and training materials available through our website that we hope will be of use to you. Unfortunately we are not able to provide bespoke training. If you are a Small Growing Business (SGB) you may be eligible to access support through Cultivate, our regional business development unit. Further information will be published here – please check back soon.

 

 

I would like to get training on fish farming, can Farm Africa help?

Please follow this link to our online fish farming training portal https://fishfarming.farmafrica.org/ 

 

Can I find any production manuals and/or tutorials online?

We have a number of manuals and training materials available through our website that we hope will be of use to you. You can find out more here. Farmers should always bear in mind the information provided in our materials is localised to the climate, soil and market conditions of that area. We make available as much information as we can that is transferable into different geographical areas – but tailored local advice should always be sought.

 

I am a farmer in eastern Africa and need help selling my crops, can Farm Africa help?

Farm Africa facilitates market linkages for specific value chains in our target locations and unfortunately we cannot provide bespoke support to online enquiries. We have a number of business and markets manuals available on our website which can be found here.

I would like to start my own farm in Africa, can Farm Africa assist?

We have a number of production and business training manuals available on our website which can be found here. Farmers should always bear in mind the information provided in our materials is localised to the climate, soil and market conditions of that area. We make available as much information as we can that is transferable into different geographical areas – but tailored local advice should always be sought. Unfortunately we cannot provide bespoke support to online enquiries.