The Ministry of Agriculture through the Enhanced Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme -E-SAPP- is set to train 40-thousand small-scale farmers in agribusiness across the country by the end of 2021.

Acting Project Coordinator Emmanuel Mulenga says E-SAPP, which is financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development -IFAD- and government with a total project sum of 29 million dollars, is targeting to benefit 61 thousand small-scale farmers.

Mr. Mulenga says so far, the project has already identified over 30-thousand small-scale farmers, out of which 17 thousand are already undergoing the training in farming as a business.

He told NAIS in an interview, that the identified farmers will only be eligible to access the matching grants from the project, after attaining a comprehensive training so that they fully understand all aspects of farming as a business.

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