- Country: Zambia
- Website: www.technoserve.org and http://www.itswild.org
- Award period: December 2016 - July 2018
Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) and TechnoServe are increasing the production capacity of farmer cooperatives that supply raw agricultural commodities for Comaco's It's Wild brand. Through its innovative cooperative structure, COMACO provides market opportunities for its farmer suppliers. In order to increase and secure its capacity to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, COMACO is working with TechnoServe to develop an improved training program that provides business and agricultural training to member farmers, as well as additional business and marketing training to COMACO.
Outcome: COMACO and TechnoServe will initially train 10,000 farmers, including introducing them to new revenue streams such as honey production and poultry rearing.