How CASA and Orum Cooperative worked together

Project title: Support farmers to aggregate for output markets and improve access to agricultural support services

CASA supported Orum to become investment ready. The cooperative can now attract investment from both commercial and impact investors to provide capital investment and the working capital required to expand operations. CASA also supported Orum to implement the recruitment and training of 288 village agents to train farmers in good agronomic practices and post-harvest handling thus improving the quality and quantity of sesame produced by smallholder farmers

CASA work complete: December 2021

Total cost of technical assistance package: £138,032 (£51,521 provided by CASA)

288 village agents

(220 male, 68 female) trained

12 demo gardens

set up to train farmers on different sesame varieties and best agronomic practices

60-acre smallholder seed multiplication centre

for high-yielding varieties set-up


investment secured

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