- Poor infrastructure, lack of access to credit and quality inputs, unclear land laws, sparse training initiatives hinder the country’s agricultural potential.
- Agro-processing initiatives have been unable to tap into domestic markets due to better quality products from South Africa and Kenya.
- Legislative measures and policy frameworks require greater synergies across government departments.
- Smallholder farmers could play a vital role in helping the country strive for export-quality produce.
- Public-private partnerships are not a one-stop solution in linking smallholder farmers to larger markets. They must complement investment plans to support food-insecure areas, mitigate environmental damage, and ensure greater transparency and communication on the contract terms between agricultural companies and farmers.