Our Core Values
Equality And Justice
Honesty And Transparency
Solidarity With Smallholder Farmers
Supporting smallholder farmers is the basis of our commitment to achieving agro-ecological business transformation.
SAT is a strong, leading and trusted local Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) specialized in smallholder farmer development and extension services provision. Established as a Trust in 2007 and registered as a PVO in Zimbabwe in 2011 (reference number 09/11), SAT has implemented many development projects for the benefit of at least 600,000 rural farming households in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. SAT is headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe, and has a number of field offices in the country, but it is also registered in Zambia as Agriculture Income Management (AIM).
SAT has a history of effective program implementation and delivery and has honed its expertise in scaling up smallholder productivity and commercializing smallholder farmers in a variety of value chains that include cattle, poultry, oilseeds and pulses, horticulture and staple crops. In the process, we have developed a strong network of field-based local expertise that can be easily leveraged to increase the impact and reach of our programs. We have also implemented successful wildlife and NRM projects.
Over the years, SAT has partnered with key donor, public and private partners to deliver innovative agriculture development initiatives based on a proven participatory extension model and a grassroots approach which promotes responsive programming owned and driven by communities – with maximized impact on farmer yields, incomes and nutrition and health outcomes.
Our main donors over the years have included the Department for International Development (DFID), European Union (EU), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), GIZ, GOAL, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Food Programme (WFP). We also work closely with other development NGOs, national farmers’ organisations and the Ministries of Agriculture in all project countries. In addition, we have built long-standing relationships with local government agencies, communities, local leaders and private sector partners to enable efficient and impactful programming, thereby transforming smallholder agriculture and delivering lasting impact for rural farming households in targeted project countries.