With over 300 women and youth farmers in attendance, the median edition of the spicy chique was a good success. We had an array of facilitators come educate our farmers on sustainable farming technology, with focus on turmeric crop farming.
We also had representative of Nirsal come talk to our farmers about options available for accessing finance for agriculture activities across the agri-value chain.
True to our mission statement at Farm Chique Global, understanding there is a need to address the existing loop holes in the agricultural value chain and as a result address issues bothering on zero hunger, reducing food waste, bridging gender inequality gaps in the agric sector.
The spicy Chique scheme is a sustainable social enterprise program, we have set up a train-the-trainer system, where-by the 20 trained farmers for 2019 will be expected to train and mentor at least 1 farmer for the 2020 farming season. This we will closely monitor and facilitate.
We will also set up democratic cluster leadership structure and develop a sustainable loan repayment and savings plan for the farmers. Ensuring they pay-up any loans accessed and have enough saved to continue their turmeric farming activity in the next farming season without need for more loans.
Also worthy of note: The Spicy Chique scheme, as an original innovative idea of Farm Chique, is designed in a manner that the program can be adopted by any well-meaning organizations and be implemented in any community across the country.