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Zambia-based Farm Depot is a retail chain supplying a wide array of agricultural products to small-scale farmers. In addition to the stores, the company also offers financing for smallholders and a subscription-based farming support service. Learn how Simon Bentley and his co-founder Nina Gibson grew their modest pickup truck operation into a business with 26 branches.

The article covers the following topics:

  • Origins of the business
  • Shifting towards a platform model that connects smallholder farmers with service providers and clients across the value chain.
  • Dealing with human resources challenges
  • Economic headwinds in Zambia

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