Monthly Archives: May 2020

MALAWI: The Voice of the Community in Malawi on the Impact on Rural Livelihoods – The Case of Agriculture Direct Limited (ADL)

Agriculture Direct Limited (AD) is a Malawi owned private company based in Lilongwe with its office in Kanengo. It was registered in 2004 and started its full operations in 2008. Since then the company has been carrying out retail trading of supplying high quality agricultural supplies mainly for both poor resource endowed small-holder farmers and large [...]

OPINION PIECE: AgriSMEs in Malawi in the Context of COVID-19: Impacts and Interventions

The Government of Malawi recognizes the need to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers as a means for achieving agricultural growth and poverty alleviation, this actualizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have targeted agriculture as a driver of socio-economic development and recognize that food security is a pre-requisite for economic growth and poverty alleviation. [...]

Call for Consultancy Proposals for Nigeria – AFFM Implementation

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) seeks to appoint three consultancies under the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) Grant to Enhance Financing Mechanism and Distribution of Fertilizers in Nigeria.         JOB DESCRIPTION The appointed individuals will be responsible for one of the following: Expert Risk Assessment and Financial Analysis to Fertilizer Blenders/Suppliers To conduct due diligence, [...]

Hub agrodealers take the COVID-19 crisis head on

Category: SME development (capacity building, agricultural inputs demand creation, agribusiness partnership contracts (APC)/ agricultural input and output value chain development   The speed at which COVID-19 spread worldwide kept many countries on the edge. Uganda was not an exception. Measures in the country were taken before it registered its first case of COVID-19. This included [...]

Request for Expressions of Interest – Financial Audit

The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) invites eligible auditing firms to provide their services for the “Financial Audit of the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (“FAPA”) project to increase the affordability, accessibility, and incentive for fertilizer use amongst smallholder farmers in Africa” awarded grant to AFAP by the African Development Bank. Qualified and experienced [...]

COVID-19 Impact Assessment on the AgriSMEs and Farming Communities of Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda

The COVID-19 pandemic has become the defining global health crisis worldwide. It has also greatly affected African livelihoods, with particular effects felt in agricultural-inputs delivery, production systems, food security and agricultural livelihoods. Ghana: Ghana is largely an import-driven economy; the persistence of COVID-19 is likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the country’s international [...]

The voice of the community on COVID-19: Impact on rural livelihood; the case of Mawindo

Peter Mawindo is a sole proprietor based in Dedza, Malawi. The company is well placed to offer agricultural inputs including fertilizer, seeds and agrochemicals. Mawindo has been in this agro-based business for over 17 years. Currently Mawindo is an official distributor of SEEDCO and Yara products, among others. This has been possible because of the trust [...]

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