At the level of producer/ farmers and their organizations, these participating organisations will
be assisted and supported to increase their member services delivery capacity and their ability to
manage and operate as business or entrepreneurial ventures starting from the first year. A
sustainability ‘action plan’ will be introduced as part of the 4P model, jointly elaborated by the 4P
partners (producers/ producer organizations and companies) to establish a road map for the duration
and continuation of the partnership.
As regards financial services at the micro level, the SAP will seek partnerships with PFIs
committed to the rural sector. The arrangements facilitated under the 4P investment plans are entirely
geared at facilitating access to affordable financial services for farmers, and at maintaining good
business relationships between farmers, agribusinesses and financial institutions. The ties are further
strengthened through the continuous savings process of farmers. Furthermore, the interventions at
the micro and macro level through capacity building support to CBSL and PFIs will serve to improve
financial inclusion over the long-term. These are complemented by the policy dialogue and
engagement, which will contribute to improve the policy environment, hopefully opening access to
financial services further in favour of the rural poor.
The environmental sustainability and climate resilience of the activities initiated under the 4Ps are also taken into consideration and recommendations have been made, notably related to water management, soil rehabilitation, agrochemical management and avoidance of common property exploitation.