AFAP’s strength is in the development or improvement of market-driven hub agro-input dealership networks. Those hub agro-input dealers must operate one or several warehouses to add value to smallholder farmers as:
- input supplier before and during the planting season; and
- output aggregator during harvest and post-harvest thereby reducing losses and increasing income.
That network benefits not only the agro-dealers and the smallholder farmers, but also fertilizer/seeds importers, local blenders, agro-processors, food companies, financial institutions, ICT companies, and government.
That market-driven network also provides one of the best career or entrepreneurship opportunities for youth and women interested in agribusiness.