Agriculture and Agribusiness

Africa’s agricultural sector is critical to sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. Unlocking the sector’s potential requires a combination of political will, enabling regulatory frameworks, improved access to finance, skills investment and climate change adaptation. An understanding of these interlocking factors underpins our approach to programme design and implementation.

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Expertise Areas

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) design, implementation and evaluation

Climate change represents a significant obstacle to sustained economic growth and poverty eradication. In sub-Saharan Africa, poor people are disproportionately exposed and vulnerable to climate-change shocks such as floods, droughts and heat waves that destroy livelihoods and assets.

Climate change fundamentally threatens agriculture-based livelihoods of rural populations across sub-Saharan Africa. We provide design and implementation support for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) programmes, as well as strategic and advisory services to governments, the private sector, donors and farmer organisations.

CSA aims to improve the resilience of farming systems to current as well as future climate-related risks. We define CSA, in line with other leading organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), as consisting of three components:

  • Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;
  • Adapting and building resilience to climate change; and
  • Reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions where possible. 

Market systems development

Undertaking practical and useful results measurement for programmes applying a market systems development approach is complex and requires one to think outside of the traditional linear approach to achieving impact.  

We combine our understanding of market systems, catalytic funding mechanisms and experience in private sector development with deep knowledge and expertise in international M&E standards, including the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development Standard.

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Rural and agricultural finance

Smallholder and emerging commercial farmers represent a significant share of African agricultural production. However, limited access to finance traps these farmers in low input-low output production models. 

To bridge the access to finance gap, we work with financial service providers to develop products and services that profitably address farmers’ finance needs. We do this with farmers so that they are better prepared to access finance.

Project impact analysis

We have done project impact analysis to inform donors and governments on the success of their agricultural projects. 

Our deep impact research expertise tests the success or failure of intervention theories of change (post implementation); the sustainability of interventions and their scalability beyond the funding.

Monitoring and evaluation

Undertaking practical and useful results measurement for programmes applying a market systems development approach is complex and requires one to think outside of the traditional linear approach to achieving impact.  

We combine our understanding of market systems, catalytic funding mechanisms and experience in private sector development with deep knowledge and expertise in international M&E standards, including the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development Standard.

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Competition economics

As the leading provider of competition economics services in Africa, Genesis Analytics has an unmatched breadth and depth of skills and experience. Blue-chip companies across Africa routinely rely on us for expert advice and support when they interact with competition authorities. We also work extensively with regulators and competition authorities, giving us a position of trust based on a strong reputation for providing robust and independent expert economic views.

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Trade

We offer the full spectrum of expert economic support and advice in litigated and contested processes. Our diverse litigation experience enables us to provide rigorous and legally defendable analysis, advice and testimony for clients in a variety of legal processes, including damages, international trade disputes, and other arbitration and High Court proceedings.

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Projects

Seed project increases Zimbabwean farmers' yields by 20%

Project name:
Technical Assistance to Vuna-Zimbabwe Seed Systems for Semi-Arid Areas

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Climate Change

Client:
DFID Climate Smart Ag Programme (Vuna)

Date:
2016 - ongoing

Country:
Zimbabwe


In Zimbabwe there is an opportunity to expand sustainable, market-oriented models of seed production and supply that improve smallholder farmers’ access to seed appropriate to semi-arid areas. 

Genesis was appointed by Vuna to work across a number of stakeholders - a partner private-sector seed company, government seed services, smallholder farmers, and other donor-funded projects - to coordinate the implementation of a community-level seed production and distribution model in semi-arid districts. The model also supported the adoption and use of climate-smart agriculture by the smallholder seed multipliers contracted to the partner seed company. 

The business model has unlocked real value, including improving farmers’ access to climate-smart seed that can increase yields by as much as 20%, even if other conditions remain the same. About 1 500 seed multipliers contracted by the private seed company have diversified their cropping mix to include specialised seed production.

Farmer Yield and Income Assessment:

USAID'S TECHNICAL EXPERT ON AGRI TRADE PROJECT

Project name:
The Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH)

Service:
Market systems development
Monitoring and evaluation

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness

Client:
USAID (contracted by DAI)

Date:
2016 - 2021

Country:
Botswana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Zambia


The Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH), funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by DAI, is a five-year project that aims to address barriers to trade and investment experienced by SADC member states.

The objective is to support SADC members overcome these barriers to create an integrated regional economy that delivers tangible economic benefits and improved food security through increased global competitiveness, trade and investment. SATIH has four key components: (1) Export competitiveness, (2) Trade facilitation and enabling environment, (3) Finance and investment, and (4) Agribusiness trade. For more information on SATIH, visit their site.

Genesis provides the following ongoing support to the export competitiveness and agribusiness trade components:

  • Export competitiveness:
    • Our textile and apparel specialist assists companies to establish buyer linkages and attract investment, as well as support cluster development and capacity building.
    • The specialist further works with the team to facilitate the use of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to improve overall export competiveness.
  • Agribusiness trade:
    • Our agribusiness trade specialist contributes to the design and implementation of strategies that increase the competiveness of agricultural commodities traded regionally, with a view to increased foreign and national investments and access to finance throughout Southern Africa.
    • We provide strategic advisory services to the agribusiness trade component.

In addition, Genesis’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team conducted the baseline study for SATIH. The purpose of the baseline study was to establish the initial conditions in the region as these relate to SATIH at the beginning of the project period, and to set the targets against which DAI will report to USAID throughout the project period.

The information collected through the baseline study was also used to generate evidence in support of the chosen project activities and interventions. The baseline study was conducted across eight of the SATIH countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.

Seed strategy to increase output of smallholder farmers

Project name:
Seed Business Development Strategy

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Climate Change

Client:
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Date:
2018

Country:
Mozambique


Access by smallholder farmers in northern Mozambique to improved varieties of hybrid and open-pollinated seed is critical if they are to improve their productivity and crop resilience to the impacts of an ever changing climate. The specific objectives of IITA are to:

  • Increase the production and supply of breeder, pre-basic, basic, and certified seeds of common beans, cowpea, groundnut, pigeon pea, sesame and soybean;
  • Scale up and enhance the adoption of improved varieties and best-management practices; and 
  • Enhance national policy dialogue on seed and fertiliser supply.

Genesis developed a seed business-development strategy for the IITA as a tool that will guide, orient and define expected outputs in how the project interacts and collaborates with seed stakeholders. The aim is to improve the capacity for management, planning, production and distribution of basic and certified seeds to farmers and other stakeholders in the project locations. Specifically, Genesis:

  1. Identified problems and constraints that had led to inefficiencies in the seed systems in northern Mozambique;
  2. Identified specific seed business services’ capacity development needs and provided remedial measures to overcome these through a clear capacity development plan; and 
  3. Provided guidance in how IITA could interact and collaborate with other stakeholders with the aim of developing sustainable and functional seed businesses in the project locations.
Field officer with a beneficiary farmer on the IITA project

Case for private sector, climate-smart smallholder farming

Project name:
Business case for engaging the Private Sector in Climate Smart Solutions for smallholder farmers

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Climate Change

Area of Expertise:
Making markets work for the poor (M4P) in agriculture

Client:
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

Date:
2016

Country:
Malawi
Mozambique
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Genesis was engaged by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to research a business case for engaging the private sector in designing and delivering climate-smart solutions.  

The research was to inform the design and implementation of the CTA’s new flagship project on climate change, Promoting Climate-Resilient Agrifood Solutions for Cereals and Livestock Farmers in Southern Africa. 

The project aims to scale up four proven climate-resilient agrifood solutions (CRS) to increase food security, nutrition and income for smallholder farm households under changing climate conditions. It identified successful agribusiness models for private-sector engagement in the four CRS. Implementation will focus on Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The findings presented compelling evidence of win-win outcomes from private-sector investments that unlocked access to technology (e.g. drought-tolerant seed varieties and livestock breeds), finance, markets, information, insurance and other risk-management tools that build resilience of smallholder farmers. 

By helping farmers increase productivity, stabilise yields, improve quality, reduce production costs and transfer risk (through insurance), such investments are helping businesses stabilise supply (or demand in the case of suppliers), increase trade volumes and capacity use, access better products, lower transaction costs and minimise contractual defaults while building trust and a better understanding of the smallholder context. Governments and aid agencies also benefit from reduced need for safety nets and disaster recovery costs. Such partnerships create new commercial opportunities for service providers.         

Following our report and presentation at the programme’s regional conference in May 2016, the CTA and its partners resolved that their interventions would be anchored in inclusive private private-sector partnerships with farmers on a sustainable basis for deliver climate-smart solutions. 

One of CTA’s implementing partners in this project, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is discussing long-term cooperation (beyond the current CTA-funded project) with Genesis to support the design and implementation of climate-smart solutions anchored in private-sector/farmer partnerships.

The implementation of CTA’s flagship project was scheduled for 2016. It is expected to incorporate significant elements from our research. This should result in more sustainable climate-smart solutions that unlock value for farmers, agribusinesses, governments, the development community and service providers. 

Digital-credit scoring tool to expand credit to MSMEs

Project name:
FSDA Market Scoping, Zimbabwe

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Climate Change

Area of Expertise:
Rural and agricultural finance

Client:
Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA)

Date:
2017

Country:
Zimbabwe


In March 2016 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) published a National Financial Inclusion Strategy. At its heart is a micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) finance priority area that recognises the critical role the MSME sector plays in economic development in Zimbabwe through job creation and poverty alleviation.

As part of a broader consortium bringing together data analytics capability, mobile application technology and agricultural value-chain financing expertise, Genesis proposed to develop a digital-credit scoring tool for micro, small and medium enterprise lending in Zimbabwe. 

The tool will be developed to enable financial service providers to lend to previously excluded entrepreneurs and MSMEs across a number of economic sectors using alternative data and non-traditional sources of data.  

The purpose of the market-scoping assignment was to identify sources of appropriate data and commercially viable markets for the digital-risk scoring tool, once that is developed. 

The market scoping was a research and insight assignment that led to a critical decision for the funding of a longer-term implementation programme over 24 months, rolling out the tool to deserving MSMEs in Zimbabwe.

TOP: A group of cowpea farmers from Rushinga District in the Mashonaland Central Province who were interviewed during the market scoping exercise. 

Making agriculture markets more accessible to youth

Project name:
Consultancy to Establish High Impact Inclusive Youth Interventions

Service:
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Youth economic opportunities

Client:
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Date:
2018

Country:
Burkina Faso
Mozambique
Nigeria
Tanzania


Genesis was commissioned by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to find a way to make young people more effective in agriculture.

Genesis conducted a study to find evidence and strategies for mass-market and high impact youth engagements in agriculture along the value chain that will include rural, urban, educated and non-educated youth.

AGRA is a dynamic, African-led partnership working across the continent to help millions of smallholder farmers out of poverty.

Under its new strategy (2016-2020) AGRA seeks to catalyse an agricultural transformation in 11 key countries - Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

AGRA’s mission is to trigger an African-led green revolution based on smallholder farmers in Africa with key goals by 2020 being:

  • Doubling the incomes of at least 30 million farm households through productivity improvements and access to markets and finance;
  • Ensuring all focus countries are on a pathway to attain and sustain an agricultural transformation through sustainable agricultural productivity growth and access to markets and finance.

To achieve this, AGRA works with African governments, international partners, private sector and public institutions. They will mobilise resources and political support required to invest in projects that strive to address food insecurity and increase the incomes of smallholder farmers.

Genesis was retained by AGRA to conduct an assessment of youth engagements in agricultural value chains in Africa in general, and in AGRA’s focus countries in particular. Deep dives were conducted in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania.

We identified critical gaps in production, post-production and marketing of produce including service provision.

Through its Youth in Agriculture Framework, Genesis recommended engagement methodologies and activities for AGRA and its partners to achieve its objectives of increasing productivity and access to markets for youth in Africa.

(Photo credit: UN Photo/Harandane Dicko, 13 May 2017, Gao, Mali)

Access to finance for 12 000 small-scale farmers

Project name:
Development of Value Chain Finance Products

Service:
Strategy
Financial inclusion
Market systems development

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Financial Services Strategy

Area of Expertise:
Rural and agricultural finance

Client:
Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust

Date:
2015 - ongoing

Country:
Zimbabwe


The Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust (ZADT) commissioned Genesis Analytics to develop an inclusive financial product that can support a transition by smallholder farmers to climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The product, under the ZADT’s CREATE Fund, will focus on women and youth.

Small-scale farming is the backbone of the rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe and climate change has adversely impacted the development of smallholder agriculture. Small-scale farmers often struggle to access finance for agricultural production, locking farmers into low input- low output production models.

The farmers have limited means to adapt to this while private-sector financing has a potential role to play in improving adaptation.

The climate-smart product is designed to enable smallholder farmers to build resilience to the impacts of climate change and enable them to:

  • Access finance directly from financial institutions at affordable concessionary rates;
  • Access flexible financial products with repayment periods tailored and adapted to the farmers’ production and marketing cycle;
  • Access a guaranteed offtake market; and
  • Access technical assistance and timely extension services.

The ZADT established the Credit for Agricultural Trade and Expansion (CREATE) fund, a revolving fund accessed by value chain actors through financial institutions. The fund provides working capital to input suppliers and off-takers whose activities ultimately benefit smallholder farmers.

In an effort to increase the fund’s impact, ZADT first contracted Genesis to develop and pilot financial products suitable for direct access by smallholders.  To ensure the design of suitable products, Genesis adopted a two-phase approach. In Phase 1, we conducted a value chain analysis of the smallholder agricultural sector.

Two key insights emerged from the analysis. Firstly, it led to the selection of the mung bean and sesame value chains for product development and testing. Secondly, it identified the financing needs of smallholders in those value chains. Building on the second insight, in Phase 2 we focused on designing a financial product that would best meet sesame and mung bean farmers’ identified financing needs.

Genesis proposed the development of a production credit facility to directly finance smallholder production. The facility will be piloted in the sesame and mung bean value chains, where an estimated 12 000 farmers are expected to access this new credit service of the CREATE Fund.

Importantly, the new facility will support ZADT to directly finance smallholders, contributing to increased productivity, incomes and ultimately improved rural livelihoods.

Trade-related analysis on poultry imports from USA

Project name:
Trade-related analysis on poultry imports from USA

Service:
Trade

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Manufacturing

Client:
South African Poultry Association (SAPA)

Date:
2015

Country:
South Africa


Genesis has become an important source of independent analysis and advice to the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and, through these engagements, also to decision-makers in South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

Over the past three years, we have helped ITAC to understand the potential impacts on domestic prices and consumers, and also on domestic poultry producers arising from SAPA’s tariff and anti-dumping applications against imported poultry products. Our work has also shaped and developed all stakeholders’ understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of the trade remedies available in South Africa’s Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA) with the European Union (EU).

In these various work streams, Genesis has modelled the transmission mechanism between higher tariffs, domestic prices and consumer welfare, as well as the average return on capital employed by domestic producers to be able to continue investing in their businesses. These analyses have generated a clearer understanding of the trade-offs between different types and levels of import protection. They have also assisted ITAC in its consideration of various objections raised by the importers and retailers who contested SAPA’s tariff and anti-dumping applications, many of which were speculative rather than evidence based.

Genesis also provided the dti with evidence-based analysis of the potential impacts of the USA’s decision to make South Africa’s continued inclusion in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) contingent upon USA poultry producers gaining greater access to South Africa’s poultry market. This informed the dti’s negotiating strategy with representatives of the USA government, including the magnitude of the import quota eventually granted to USA producers. The objectives of this work required a thorough investigation of existing general equilibrium models to show the impacts on South African poultry producers and consumers of allowing USA poultry imports into the domestic market, as well as a rigorous analysis of the nature and extent of the potential harm to South African exports to the USA should AGOA preferences be revoked.

Genesis continues to provide economic advisory to SAPA on an ongoing basis. More recently, our team has been involved in assisting SAPA and the DAFF understand the impact of proposed brining regulations on domestic poultry producers and consumers.

Cases show way for climate-smart farming in Zimbabwe

Project name:
Documenting cases of Climate Smart Agriculture in Zimbabwe

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Climate Change

Client:
Vuna/Government of Zimbabwe

Date:
2017

Country:
Zimbabwe


Seven successful cases of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Zimbabwe, documented by Genesis, are to be included in a manual being written for the country’s eight agricultural colleges.

Genesis was contracted by Vuna, a regional DFID-funded programme on CSA to document these cases. 

CSA is foremost among the approaches in the agricultural sector to tackle the threats from a changing climate and a number of Zimbabwean governmental and non-governmental entities have adopted it as their main approach to tackling climate change. 

This project was intended to improve the understanding of this concept by documenting practical examples of its application in Zimbabwe, particularly among smallholder farmers. 

Genesis has also assisted the Department of Agriculture in Zimbabwe on the process of establishing a unit dedicated to climate change. It is expected to be launched in early 2018.

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Phiri Junior, a farmer in Zvishavane, describes the benefits of water harvesting

Phiri Junior, a farmer in Zvishavane, describes the benefits of water harvesting

The seven detailed case studies from six provinces were documented, showcasing CSA practices such as conservation agriculture, solar-powered drip irrigation, low-cost aquaculture, production and preservation of supplementary fodder for livestock, local crop variety testing, and integrated renewable energy (biogas, solar) in crop/livestock systems. 

Following a presentation of these studies to key officials in the ministries of Agriculture and of Environment, Water and Climate, a decision was taken to integrate the cases into a Climate Smart Agriculture Manual for use in Zimbabwe’s eight agricultural colleges. 

In these cases key technical elements of these interventions were described, including farmers’ sentiments of their suitability to smallholder systems as well as their impact on productivity, incomes and climate resilience. Each case study was also analysed for its ‘climate smartness’ in line with the three CSA pillars: sustainable increase in productivity and incomes; greater resilience and adaptive capacity; and contribution to reducing emission of greenhouse gases (mitigation). The ‘scalability’ and sustainability of each intervention was assessed to determine potential for wider application and impact on people’s livelihoods. 

The seven cases that were documented: 1. Solar-powered drip irrigation: Zinkondweni irrigation scheme 2. Rain-water harvesting: The story of Mr Zephaniah Phiri Maseko 3. Conservation agriculture: A widow’s success story 4. Transformational adaptation: From crops to fish farming 5. Fodder production and preservation for livestock feeding: Guyu fodder project 6. A systems approach to CSA: Integrating renewable energy into crop/livestock systems 7. Towards a Climate Smart Village: Hezekiah Village, Gokwe North District.

Top photo: Mr Makwala, a farmer in Guyu Communal areas, shows off some of his fodder crop

Analysis of additional protective measures for SA Sugar Association

Project name:
Analysis of additional protective measures for the South African Sugar Association

Service:
Trade

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness

Client:
South African Sugar Association (SASA)

Date:
2013

Country:
South Africa


The South African Sugar Association (SASA) asked Genesis to assist by examining a concern expressed by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) that SASA’s application for increased protection against imported sugar would harm consumers.

Answering this question required us to analyse the nature and effect of laws and regulations that underpin a complex price-setting process in the domestic sugar industry, and in particular the extent to which domestic prices respond to increases in import prices. This provided the foundation for estimating the maximum possible increase in domestic producer prices in the event that ITAC approved SASA’s application. This in turn also allowed an estimation of potential consumer impacts, which arise through direct sugar purchases and through purchases of manufactured products containing sugar.

Using information from StatsSA Genesis provided critical insights to ITAC which ultimately provided comfort that the granting of SASA’s application would not generate significant consumer harm and would at the same time protect an industry that generates significant investment and employment opportunities in South Africa’s rural areas.

Helping innovation for Africa’s rural farm families

Project name:
Helping to innovate a new sector of microfinance for Africa’s rural farm families

Service:
Monitoring and evaluation
Financial inclusion

Sector:
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Financial Services Strategy

Area of Expertise:
Evaluation & impact assessment

Client:
A MasterCard Foundation programme managed by One Acre Fund

Date:
2015 - 2016

Country:
Burundi
Kenya
Rwanda


Despite the economic significance of agriculture in East Africa, smallholder farmers in the region are extremely poor. Many produce only enough food for their families. 

These smallholder farmers' low productivity is exacerbated by a lack of access to quality inputs, financing and efficient farming techniques.

The One Acre Fund was established to extend financing, technical support and other services to smallholder farmers. In 2013, the MasterCard Foundation provided a grant to the One Acre Fund to expand its reach in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, and to strengthen its core systems and become a knowledge disseminator. In 2016, One Acre Fund and the MasterCard Foundation engaged Genesis to conduct the mid-term evaluation of this grant.

The evaluation used a mixed-methods, participatory and iterative approach. This included a review and synopsis of key documentation, interviews with stakeholders in rural agriculture financing (RAF), field observations and focus group discussions (FGDs) with existing, previous, and non-One Acre Fund farmers. 

As part of these FGDs, the evaluation team made use of a pocket voting participatory approach to elicit more honest reactions to questions on the constraints facing the farmers, as well as what they found to be the most useful component of One Acre Fund’s package. The evaluation provided insights to inform strategic decisions for the organisation, as well as to inform future efforts in the broader RAF sector. 

Genesis also put forward recommendations to the One Acre Fund to consider for the rest of the grant term and beyond to maximise its impact.

TOP: One Acre Fund testing different post-harvest processing methods

Bringing a chicken project home to roost

Project name:
Social impact strategy for the PIC on large poultry transaction

Service:
Shared value

Sector:
Public and Social
Agriculture and Agribusiness

Area of Expertise:
Shared value and inclusive business strategy

Client:
Large BEE consortium

Date:
2014

Country:
South Africa


A BEE consortium had approached the PIC, the largest asset manager in Africa, to partly fund the purchase of a large poultry company.

The PIC, in line with its developmental investment strategy, wanted to ensure that the social value of the transaction was maximised. Genesis was asked to produce a social impact strategy for the transaction. 

The transaction was concluded on the basis of the independent advice provided by Genesis and the social strategy was imposed as a condition of funding. 

The approach will grow emerging farmers upstream while creating business for township distributors and spaza shops downstream.

Daybreak eyes poultry sales model in townships

Meet the Team

Areas of Service Expertise

  • Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) design, implementation and evaluation
  • Market systems development
  • Rural and agricultural finance
  • Project impact analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Competition economics
  • Trade

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Seed project increases Zimbabwean farmers' yields by 20%

Genesis was appointed by Vuna to work across a number of stakeholders to coordinate the implementation of a community-level seed production and distribution model in semi-arid districts of Zimbabwe.

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USAID'S TECHNICAL EXPERT ON AGRI TRADE PROJECT

USAID has commissioned Genesis to be a lead support to the export competitiveness and agribusiness components of their flagship project, the Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH).

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Leading the team

Sydney Zharare

Partner (Agribusiness and Market Development)

Sydney Zharare
Partner (Agribusiness and Market Development)
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Shingi Nyamwanza

Manager

Shingi Nyamwanza
Manager
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​Alyna Wyatt

Partner (Evaluation for Development)

​Alyna Wyatt
Partner (Evaluation for Development)
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James Hodge

Director and Managing Partner (Competition and Regulatory Economics)

James Hodge
Director and Managing Partner (Competition and Regulatory Economics)
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