Since Inception the ZADT has been providing technical assistance to the various levels of actors participating in its disbursement model either directly or through its partner institutions. Financial institutions were capacitated in areas which enhanced their understanding and management of credit to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) particularly within the agricultural sector. Other capacity building areas included opportunities in agricultural lending, real life applications of value chain models, risk management in value chain financing, gender in agricultural finance and enhancing value chain development.
Under the new financing model ZADT will facilitate provision of technical assistance to value chain actors which include the funded agribusinesses and SMEs and the linked smallholder farmers. Some trainings may be outsourced or requested from partners with the expertise. The ZADT will therefore continue to mobilize resources for this activity as well as partnering with other organizations working in the same development space who are working for the uplifting of smallholder agriculture.