Empowering smallholder farmers for rural development and food security
The Mashandilo farming co-operative distributes vegetable products to the local population, building a strong sales network and brand. The member-led enterprise provides training for smallholder farmers, develops distribution channels and supports the adaptation towards sustainable agriculture innovation.
Membership fees and shared revenues allow the cooperative to pool resources for storing, marketing of goods and reducing costs for inputs and equipment. Mashandilo constantly increases the productivity of its members by promoting resource-efficient technology.
The Mashandilo Co-operative provides a wide range of support services to its members including training as well as marketing and distribution of horticultural produce.
Agri Connexions Africa supports Mashandilo in its business development through training and the provision of technical and financial support.
Namibian Development Trust supports the organisational development of the co-operative through facilitation of training workshops focusing on women entrepreneurship.
The Namibian Organic Association provides support with regards to sustainable resource management and organic agriculture technology.
The 2016 SEED Africa Awards are supported by the Government of Flanders.