Our engagements within our operating communities are a major part of our successes over the years. We proffer innovative solutions through the use of climate-smart approaches in working with our smallholder farmers within our farm clusters. Leveraging the use of impact-oriented methods, we have grown our smallholder farmers’ network from 50 farmers cultivating barely 50 acres to 1600 farmers cultivating over 800 hectares within the past 4 years. Through our capacity-building programs targeted to focus majorly on people at the base of the pyramid, we have trained and empowered over 5000 women and youths in the value chain of bio-fortified crops with a keen focus on consumption and utilization to help improve their livelihood. Our hallmark is in our ability to contribute immensely to the fight against malnutrition through the use of bio-fortified food products. This has made our smallholder farmers support scheme the leading biofortified farmer’s program in the country benefiting more than 100 rural communities in Osun State. Cato Foods recently secured PPP of about $700,000 with IFDC through the 2SCALE program which will impact over 3000 farmers. In the coming year, the farmer’s productivity is expected to increase from 8 tons per hectare to 22 tons per hectare through our technical interventions and support.
SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ENGAGEMENT