Program Provides Smallholder Farmers Inputs to Boost Yields

Our USAID-funded Production, Finance, and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+) project has partnered with Cross Border Network Africa (CBNA) to promote the growing of red onions in Zambia. PROFIT+ is part of President Obama’s Feed the Future initiative to fight global hunger and increase food security. CBNA advocates for trade in the Southern African Development Community.

Thanks to this joint effort, CBNA can now not only supply the country with red onion, it also has a surplus for export. PROFIT+ and CBNA are expanding the scope and sustainability of the red onion production project, which began in July 2015. The program aims to empower smallholder farmers to increase red onion production so to reduce its importation.

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