Making farming pay: Market-based solutions to poverty (ICRISAT Eastern and Southern Africa 2011 Highlights) uri icon

abstract

  • As a smallholder farmer in Zambia?s EasternProvince, Lungu?s biggest source of cash to turnhis dreams into reality will come from the sale ofgroundnuts. And for the last two seasons, themarkets have been paying Lungu well for thenew high-yielding variety of groundnuts he isnow growing. MGV-4, also known as CG-7, wasrecently released in Zambia and the red-coloredgroundnut has higher yields than the othervarieties Lungu previously grew. Today Lungu isno longer just a dreamer. Tangible rewards fromthe marketplace have turned his dreams into thefi rst steps of a new reality

publication date

  • 2012