Business platforms are a promotion of Business-to-Business Interaction and whilst giving room for the business to reach out to the farmers who are their target market. The platform provides an opportunity to establish business links and networking between agri-businesses including farmers, financial institutions, input suppliers, private sector companies and value chain actors
The localized THRIVE district agribusiness platforms will be platforms where selected market players and value chain actors such as input suppliers, regulatory institutions (ZABS), Seed breeders, equipment and technology providers Interact and Network among themselves and targeted THRIVE farmers in the hosting districts. These interactions are expected to yield improved networking and collaboration among value chain actors to meet the demand and needs of THRIVE farmers and, increase access to sustainable markets for farmers. Other benefits will include;
An opportunity for dissemination of information from input suppliers, regulatory institutions (ZABS), Seed breeders, equipment and technology providers to farmers
An opportunity for input suppliers, regulatory institutions (ZABS), Seed breeders, equipment and technology providers to market their products and services to the farmers and local enterprises.
An opportunity to find solutions for common problems faced by the farmers and world vision in the implementation of the THRIVE programme
An opportunity to establish market linkages and investment
An opportunity for local businesses and farmers to interact with the larger businesses