About Phata

Phata Sugarcane Outgrowers Cooperative is a smallholder farmer-owned organisation that was formed in 2011. The cooperative is situated in Chikwawa district along M1 Road, a few kilometres away from Illovo Nchalo sugarcane estate in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Maseya. It was established in partnership with Agricane as the technical and administrative partners. Currently, the cooperative has a total of 1110 farmers (456 females and 654 are males) who are growing sugarcane on a total land size of 618 ha.

To effectively execute its mandate, Phata upholds the following values:

  • Respect of for rule of law
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Commitment to good environmental management practices
  • Integrity and hard work
  • Empowerment

Mission

To meet the common economic and social needs of its members in accordance with cooperative principles through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Vision

“Creating prosperous farmers”

Top Management

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Mr. Bouke Bijl
Managing Director
Mr. Stewart Michael
Project Manager

Management

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Farmers Committee

Mr. Ephraim Ballon
Secretary
Mr. Reckson Fellow
Member

Administration and Finance

Mrs. Judith Chilongo
Administration and Finance Manager
Mr. Billy Chimwaza
Accounts Assistant
Mrs. Stella Mkomba
Administrative Assistant

Capacity Building

Mr. Abraham Likhozi
Extension Officer
Tione Malizani
Extension Officer

Safety Health and Environment

Mrs. Thokozani Chakhwantha
Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Field Operations

Mr. Augustin Mwanyada
Farm Manager for Phase 1
Mr. Awali Bakali
Farm Manager for Phase 2
Mr. Bunaya Chikowe
Supervisor

Our Mission

To meet the common economic and social needs of its members in accordance with cooperative principles through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

Our Partners

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