Enhancing Smallholder Farmer Productivity and Access to Viable Markets, Through Out-Grower Scheme (OSG) Promotion

This technical paper discusses the learnings of a groundnut OGS in a tripartite arrangement. World Vision Zambia initiated a tripartite joint venture by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Vision Fund Zambia (VF) – a Micro financial arm of World Vision, and Cannon Garth (CG) – a supplier of seed and an off-taker. This technical brief is further developed to highlight how productivity and access to markets are enhanced for smallholder farmers through Out-Grower Schemes. The brief also describes the challenges experienced and opportunities of working with the Out Grower Schemes.