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PROFESSIONALIZING FARMER ORGANIZATIONS
Building market responsive farmer organizations
Africa Turnaround Limited (ATL) is a 13 year old Kenyan based agribusiness consultancy firm that works with farmer organizations and other market actors to build farmer inclusive market ecosystems driven by the vision of shared prosperity.
We are a SME company dedicated to building a SYSTEM for integrating farmers in food market systems, delivering access to market, inputs, finance and technical assistance in a commercially sustainable way that allows actors to cost share, profit, and scale.
We take a market ecosystem approach to agribusiness development. We believe that the complex challenges faced by farmers cannot be solved by a single solution or actor. Experience has proven, however, that offering farmers a reliable MARKET holds the key to solving not only the perennial challenge of market but also inputs, finance and capacity building. That's why we take an ecosystem approach involving all actors- providing an integrated value chain solution that offers farmers convenient, one-stop access to a bundle of products, including market, input financing, quality farm products and customized information and training. We see farmer organizations as a value consolidation centre and thus capacity build them to enable them engage commercially and professionally with the ecosystem.
Our Ecosystem Organization & Coordination Services
Our Private Sector-Led Ecosystem Facilitator Solution
It seems agreeable that "ecosystem" is the way of the future to delivering real solutions to farmers. The riddle we don't seem to have unraveled is this: since no single market actor can sustain the burden of "ecosystem facilitator" alone and neither can development initiatives beyond donor funds- who then is going to? We think there is need for the emergency of commercially sustainable private sector led solutions.
That is what Twalisha Limited, our second company is all about- Twalisha is Swahili for "Working together to feed the world". It is a private sector led and commercially sustainable ecosystem facilitator that solves the farmers challenges of market, inputs, finance and capacity and enables market actors to commercially integrate farmers in a cost shared, profitable and scalable way. Twalisha organizes and coordinates market ecosystems end to end including:
1. Aggregation and marketing of farmers produce.
2. Sourcing and distribution of discounted quality inputs to farmers
3. Input financing with tight and managed ecosystems as guarantee
4. Digitally powered and sustainable extension and training to farmers and farmer organizations- capacity building is sustained using revenue from the ecosystem.