smallholder producers and agricultural entrepreneurs trained
people, including children,
more food secure
dollars leveraged in
30 YEARS OF CELEBRATING SMALLHOLDERS
1990 - 2000
Our founding vision was that providing specialized agricultural expertise to rural sectors in low-income countries could be transformational. We began by analyzing and sharing export market opportunities with producer associations and government ministries, and working with them to develop codes of practice that supported smallholder suppliers to meet market grades and standards and prevent postharvest losses.
2000 - 2010
OUR GAME CHANGERS
Incomes increased by 25 percent as a result of decreased postharvest losses and increased market knowledge, but by 400 percent when we incorporated production into technical assistance packages. Our technicians transferred good agricultural practices and basic technologies tailored to farmer and market needs, and worked with local, regional, and export buyers and processors to ensure smallholder supply was integrated into commercial value chains.
2010 - 2020
As agricultural programs have increased in scope and outreach, Fintrac has increasingly accelerated our support to, and reliance on, local partners. We've also expanded our whole farm approach from fruits and vegetables to include staple crops, tree fruits, livestock, and poultry; embedded natural resource management and climate smart practices into production systems; integrated nutrition into extension activities; and focused on scaling technologies for smallholder access and affordability.