Farm Concern International, FCI under Africa Business Incubation & graduation approach (Africa BIG) strongly believes that smallholder farmers can attain significant growth and systematically graduate their farms into viable and profitable enterprises if they access necessary support at nascent stages of business. FCI has developed varied solutions and tailored packages for various clients including; Agro-processors, village agro-dealer network, formal and informal market buyers as well as youths in Agricultural enterprises. Through this incubation approach, FCI, works to support Agro-SMEs in business start-up processes, access to capital, planning and strategy development, technology coaching/transfer, acquisition of packaging technology, quality management and food safety assurance, matching with business support services as well as marketing. FCI has worked (2013) with Agribusiness Support Services a programme under FAO, to support 48 Agro-entrepreneurs in Kenya to increase market access through quality assurance and product development. Other beneficial partnerships that FCI treasures under this approach include Global Agribusiness Management Education programme of United States International University Africa (USIU-Africa) through which over 28 Agri-SMEs from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda have been exposed to business upgrading strategies through Capacity development and training.
FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond