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