Value Chain Engineering

We at Farmers Economic Growth Trust have expertise in value chain engineering.
We are farmers first, we know what farmers want. In designing a value chain, here are some of the things we do:
Value chain stakeholder mapping

Scanning the environment

Establishing product life cycle

Establishing product nodes

Establishing mechanisms of preventing bullying

Identifying competences needed for farmers to be principal actors.

Preparing a value chain business model

Preparing a development plan

Information Technology & Networking

Information Technology

FEG Trust is investigating the development of the goat farmer app. The interactive app will seek to address some of the major information gaps identified during the training programs. FEG Trust would like all rural sheep and goat farmers to use the mobile phone as a business companion, advisor and business reference library.


At FEG Trust we believe in the power of association. Farmers are encouraged to network using the social media with goat farmers all over the world. Resources permitting we carry out exchange programs so that sheep and goat farmers can benefit from the experiences of others. FEG Trust creates stakeholder platforms to allow contact between farmers and government, regulatory bodies, academics and relevant business community.

Training and development of human capital

A sustainable value chain is like a seed

It should germinate from the ground and grow into a baobab tree. If the farmer base is weak, the value chain is equally weak. We train and facilitate training in the following areas:
Value chain development
The difference between the traditional value chains and the value chain business model
Goat and sheep husbandry
Business practices
Clustering and cluster development
Quality management
Information technology

     Developing Goat And Sheep Farming In Zimbabwe


Goat Development

At FEG Trust we are pre-occupied with the development of goats both in terms of quality and quantity. In order to commercialise, farmers need, goat and sheep breeds that grow fast and give more meat per goat. A good quality goat should be slaughtered between 6 and 12 months when the meat is still succulent.

Semi-Organic Sheep and Goat

All sheep and goats to be slaughtered under FEG Trust engineered value chains shall be semi-organic. Apart from disease control and supplementing of feed during dry seasons, the sheep and goats shall largely remain grazers and browsers. Farmers Economic Growth Trust is committed to organise a family of goat and sheep farmers committed to give the consumer clean, safe semi-organic meat.

Market Development

The Farmers Economic Growth Trust is focusing on both the domestic and export markets. FEG Trust is also developing a goat meat franchise.

Current stage of development
We are currently working on improving our goats both in terms of quality and quantity. All farmers, that is, commercial and communal, are required to have at least one goat unit of 1 buck to 50 does. However, those with adequate land are called upon to have a minimum of two goat units that is 2 bucks to 100 does. Farmers are completely discouraged from slaughtering female goats other than for culling reasons. At FEG Trust we say, “Goat and Sheep are Gold”.
Let us increase the goat breeding stock
Let us improve the breads to improve on meat quality and increase in weight
Let us unite and come together as farmers

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