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Malawi Strengthening Inclusive Markets for Agriculture

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Michigan State University and TechnoServe

Period of Implementation

October 2016 - July 2021

Geographic scope

Africa: Malawi


$ 12,100,000
€ 11 523 810


Bilateral Aid: USDA


Agriculture & Fisheries, Banking & Financial Services, Trade

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Institutional Building and Policy Dialogue, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research & Study, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


Project focused on increasing the agriculture productivity and expanding trade of agricultural products in Malawi-- focused in the horticulture sector. The project resulted in 39,744 farmers reached (55% women and 43% youth), 54% increased in yields of targeted crops, 99.5% of farmers applied at least one new technology, and 484,554m3 of improved storage capacity

Project Objectives

The project focused on facilitating increased incomes and improved livelihoods for actors up and down the value chain in Malawi’s fruits and vegetable sector through a two-pronged approach: 1) Increasing agricultural productivity in the fruit and vegetable sector by expanding the availabilityof improved inputs, improving infrastructure to support on-farm production, and training farmers on improved agricultural techniques and technologies. 2) Expanding trade of agricultural products in the fruit and vegetable sector by training producers and processors on improved post-production processes, facilitating improved linkages between buyers and sellers, and improving market and trade infrastructure.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG13 - Climate Action

Main Indicators

# of women trained in the project, # of organization with approved food safety standards, # of farmers reached through FBOs, % of farmers who are under 35 , average % increase in yield

Impact Measurement

program evaluations, annual data collection and monitoring

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 245

Individuals: 39744

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender