Zambia Production, Finance, and Improved Technology Plus

A value chain approach that will support agriculture-led growth by smallholder farmers in Zambia. PROFIT+ is fostering economic growth, significantly contributing to Millennium Development Goal one: halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger by 2015.

The Profit+ Project

In June 2012, ACDI/VOCA’s Support for Food Security Activities team launched a $24 million United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Zambiato increase food security and decrease poverty. The program targets smallholder farmers and agribusinesses to increase agricultural productivity and facilitate inclusive access to markets and private sector investment in target value chains. The project focuses on three objectives:

  1. improved smallholder productivity;
  2. greater access to markets and trade; and
  3. increased private sector investment in agriculture-related activities.

The Production, Finance, and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+) program is a core activity of President Obama's Feed the Future (FTF) global hunger and food security initiative in Zambia. PROFIT+ is fostering economic growth, significantly contributing to Millennium Development Goal one—halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from hunger by 2015.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • ACDI/VOCA

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    ACDI/VOCA AT A GLANCE

    ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant...

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Key Information

LocationZambia, Southern Africa
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 24 Million
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