Featured Producer Stories
Crop diversification through Solidaridad’s Cocoa Life programme is helping Ghanaian cocoa farmers, like Kwaku Atta, improve incomes and local livelihoods. His community has embraced crops, like the humble sweet potato, sparking a growing interest in the practical benefits of innovative agricultural solutions that meet real-world needs. The programme has also created new opportunities for women while providing new resources for childhood education.
Smallholder farmers producing soybeans in Southern Africa were experiencing low productivity, lack of access to improved seeds and inoculants. As a result of solidaridad interventions which consist of access to certified seeds, inoculants and soil tests, the average productivity of soybeans in Zambia has been consistently increasing from 500kg per hectare in 2018 to 1120kg per hectare in 2021. The annual growth rate of this cash crop highlights the high potential for smallholder farmers to benefit from soybean production to support sustainable livelihoods.
Gibson Kinyua and Faith Wambui are a husband and wife team with more than 20 years of experience farming coffee in Nyeri, Kenya. Joining Solidaridad’s ‘Food Security through Improved Resilience of Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Ethiopia and Kenya’ (FOSEK) has transformed their farming operation.