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CASA TAF supports farmers through Farmerline’s ‘Support a Farmer’ initiative

September 6, 2022
Fertilizer prices have soared to more than 200% causing farmers to reduce the size of their farms due to their inability to purchase fertilizers at their current prices. Farmerline through the Support a Farmer initiative is helping farmers to navigate this problem during this planting season.

Accra, Ghana  – Farmerline is excited to partner with the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), a programme which supports agribusinesses that source from smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

The partnership involves working closely with Farmerline to develop and implement an Inclusive Business Plan (IBP) – a roadmap to deepen, broaden or strengthen supply chains in a way that delivers value to both smallholders and shareholders.

As part of the initial collaboration, CASA TAF is providing a crisis-response grant of £20,000 as a risk-sharing mechanism backing our “Support A Farmer Initiative” that aims to provide high-quality and affordable input packages to farmers and help them address the 200% fertiliser price increase in Ghana.

CASA TAF is also providing technical assistance for Farmerline’s input dealers and field officers to provide advisory services and optimise input application. 

CASA TAF is a programme funded by the UK Government’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and managed by TechnoServe. 

Farmerline is a fast-growing Agtech company with a marketplace that combines digital tools, logistics, field agents, farm resources, and agribusiness partnerships to support African farmers with high-quality fertiliser and seeds, as well as free education on climate-smart farming practices, and access to international markets to ultimately create lasting wealth for them and their communities. 

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