In September 2018, STO started the WFP supported and GIZ funded Smallholder Agriculture Market Support (SAMS) project which provides market access to the farmers through establishment and management of rural aggregation networks.

The project connects farmers to market for their produce currently in Yambio, Tombura, Nzara and Maridi counties. Through this project, aggregation centers are established close to the production sites where farmers are able to bring their maize grains for sale. As STO handles the aggregation exercise – receiving maize from farmers in exchange for vouchers indicating the quantities and amount, Kush Bank makes the payment directly and conveniently to the farmers at the aggregation centers against the vouchers issued.