EL-kanis and Partners has been selected by Village Capital for review of our interventions and provision of training and access to Village Capital’s Abaca App Supporter Package, which includes access to a customized ESO diagnostic tool to track performance and personalized support from Village Capital team.

Having scale through over 180 Enterprise Support Organizations (ESO) Applications from 30 countries in the Sub Sahara Africa region, El-kanis made one of the 20 selected organization to reach the final cohort.

For over 12 years and running, EL-kanis has made a footprint in rural communities in Nigeria, by harnessing their potentials for growth and profitability. In 2020, El-kanis trained over 3,000 beneficiaries through the Agribusiness Enterprise Development Program (AEDP), a training program sponsored by the Akwa Ibom Sate Government of Nigeria which aim was to strengthen business linkages among producers, processors and aggregators, while reinforcing  business network through  access to knowledge, technology, land and markets.

Since then, EL-kanis has worked with communities to deliver improved variety seeds, training and tools needed for optimum productivity of smallholder farmers. These resources supports more than 10,000 smallholder farmers to produce quality grains that feeds El-kanis processing mills and suppliers, while ensuring that local and regional agricultural markets are informed by competitiveness and trust.

The motivation and skills needed by rural smallholder farmers to move from subsistence farming to farming as a business already exist within themselves and their communities, and our activities build resilience and trust between communities, governments, and the private sector.

Fostering Partnerships for Impact

In 2023, we would be fostering several partnerships with development agencies, the private sector, governments, institutions and organizations to analyze and publish impact reports that measures the value generated for over 100,000 rural smallholder farmers and their households from these joint efforts. The results will be published quarterly and is expected to highlight areas of intervention that could help build their resilient and growth, while supporting our efficiency and profitability.