IMPROVED FARM PRACTICES CHALLENGE; GHANA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Input credits, training and extension services, and access to markets.
Learn more about the Improved Farm Practices Challenge and why increasing the effective use of fertilizer has the potential to unlock significant crop yield for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Tiem Ndo is a high-impact social enterprise in Ghana increasing access to improved basic inputs for smallholder farmers.
Tieme Ndo literally means “push me up” in the language of Dagaare. Their mission is to transform how farmers in rural areas access quality farm inputs which are crucial for improving harvests and livelihoods. To add value for farmers, Tieme Ndo offers a credit extension package which includes three services: input credit (registered farmers have access to at least 3 bags of fertilizer, seeds, and herbicides on credit), training and extension services (farmers are trained on new and appropriate agronomic practices and extension services are provided to help farmers apply appropriate farm practices), and access to market (farmers are assisted in finding buyers to purchase their produce at or above market prices).
The social enterprise also focuses on small agribusiness development. The Tieme Ndo team supports farmers in developing an alternative market for their produce by offering trainings on how to transform produce into other products. Tieme Ndo assists farmers in building entrepreneurial skills to help them establish small, thriving enterprises along the agriculture value chain.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
130 farmers served during the pilot phase
200% increase in farmer average income
3,000 farmers reached during the pilot phase
Moses Yangnemenga - Founder
Sihle Magagula - Founder