Who are they?
About the SDM
How it works
SMS has evolved into a dedicated service provider for smallholder farmers. Its aim is to become financially unaided by ECOM’s commercial returns via trading or processing additional volumes sourced from the farmers served by SMS.
SMS is increasingly charging smallholders for the services provided, making it possible for SMS to serve farmers that are not part of ECOM’s supply chain. Charging smallholder farmers for services has the added benefit of providing immediate feedback on the quality of services as farmers are unlikely to pay for these services if they see no real added value.