COMACO

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Dale Lewis.

FOUNDED

2001.

MISSION

To reduce human hunger and poverty while saving wildlife ecosystems.

WHERE THEY WORK

Zambia.

BUSINESS MODEL

COMACO provides farming extension services to local farmers, and purchases their crops at a premium to discourage poaching in the Luangwa valley in Zambia. COMACO covers approximately 80,000 sq.km in land area. It also operates a food processing company, "Its Wild" to produce high quality premium products for sale in local super markets.

ANNUAL BUDGET

US$9.1 million FY17 (Mar-17).

DELIVERED TO DATE

Over 1,400 poachers have abandoned hunting, 80,000 snares given up and 2,200 firearms surrendered.

IMPACT

Improve food security and conserve bio diversity.

BIG PLANS

Become a leading food brand in Southern Africa with 10 million consumers supporting conservation from product sales.

OUR INVESTMENT SO FAR

US$650,000 in unrestricted grants.

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Groundnuts purchased from COMACO farmers that will be turned into It's Wild! peanut butter
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One of COMACO's 107,000 farmers using agroforestry instead of chemical fertilizer to produce good maize yields.
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One of over 4000 producer groups listening to COMACO Farm Talk, receiving farmer support services over the air