TerraVerde modeled and planned an Agricultural Services and Training Center (ASTC) in a
developing country smallholder environment. The ASTC serves as a regional hub for training and
disseminating agricultural knowledge to small-scale farmers. It also supplies inputs, such as quality
seed and fertilizer, complete with a micro-financing scheme and a marketing facility for finished
This self-contained enterprise serves as the hallmark of rural development with major advantages
for local small-scale farmers. The training center supports hundreds of young farmers in the Lagos
area, bolstering production levels and benefiting the agricultural sector at large.
Project investment: Over $500,000 - funded by the Lagos State Government, Nigeria