Agro Inputs Distribution
SMS supports farmers’ productivity by enabling them to access affordable and high-quality agricultural inputs. Farmers benefit from the expertise of our teams, whose field access and knowledge aid in the sustainable use of a wide array of inputs.
We help build local capacities by integrating agricultural inputs into our credit system, which is adapted to farmers’ cash flow and allows for credit repayment at harvest.
The extensive use of demonstration plots creates the opportunity for training in the use of inputs and the validation of their alignments with certification programs.
The local knowledge of our SMS teams allows for the betterment of local capacities in input use, and strengthens farm productivity to the benefit of farmers and SMS alike. The cross-pollination of ideas and the collection of expertise and experiences increase the distribution network, and are rapidly expanding throughout ECOM’s origins.
We also strive to promote innovative solutions to reduce the use of agrochemicals in the field. We incentivize farmers through organic certifications training schemes. And we have been fostering the development of agroforestry clusters, which encourage soil conservation and crop protection, thereby significantly reducing the use of agro-inputs without impairing farmers’ productivity.
Partnerships with leading research institutions, such as the CIRAD, have enabled us to support the development of cutting-edge technologies to decrease farmer dependency on agro inputs. As an authorized retailer of the BROCAP® coffee berry borers trap, developed in partnership with CIRAD, we are committed to sustainable, agro-inputs free solutions.