Agri Value Chains and Value Circle Development

BEAT is the facilitator for the 2014 edition of Zimbabwe’s Agribusiness Conference sponsored and organised by the National Economic Consultative Forum and the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society

Value Chain Analysis and Collaborative Research

Value Chain Analysis and Recommendations for Designing of Market Linkages in Nyanga District, Zimbabwe, in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)
Value Chain Analysis of Sugarcane Bio-ethanol Value Chain, in partnership with Ruzivo Trust/PLAAS
Agro dealer capacity needs assessment, Zimbabwe In partnership with SNV
Inventory of Farmer organisations and Agribusiness associations and capacity needs assessment,  in partnership with USAID/ZimACP

In 2013, BEAT facilitated the National Seminar on Fertilizer and Microdosing and Research in Zimbabwe, in Partnership with ICRISAT

Agribusiness Training

BEAT is developing the Zimbabwe Youth Agripreneurship Challenge ® which will be implemented in partnership with the Zimbabwe Farmers Union through Young Farmers’ Clubs


The Barefoot Education for Afrika Trust (BEAT) Directors were instrumental in setting up, mentoring and running a regional Initiative, The Initiative for Development and Equity in African Agriculture (IDEAA). Some of the work carried out by the IDEAA programme have allowed BEAT to further develop models on farmer organisation and value chain development. Details of the programme can be viewed here: