Biogenesis Organic Sweet Potatoes
Producing organic sweet potatoes while empowering women
prospects and to help build a health-conscious sweet potato society in Zimbabwe and abroad. Tonderai Nhura
BOSP follows a consumer-centric and market-based approach, selling via different channels and to different customer segments. This includes door-to-door sales, as well as approaching farmers' markets and supermarkets. Roadside-stall-sales are looked after by a freelance youth group earning a commission. Vines are directly sold to other farmers for their cultivation. As the soil in Zimbabwe is very suitable for growing sweet potatoes and the markets for the product is developing rapidly, the project holds great opportunities for scaling.
Zimearth Worms Farms supplies nutrient-rich vermicompost organic earthworm-processed biofertilizers and trains BOSP to convert waste into vermicompost.
Zimtrade is a government organisation that assists BOSP to meet voluntary and mandatory compliance requirements for the international market.
University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Agriculture supports with laboratory and technical facilities to enhance crop production and processing
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.