Nationwide agro-dealer network serving smallholder farmers.
Using a $552k budget from AgDevCo’s SDU, FWL’s Farm Service Unit is rolling out its innovative ‘agronauts’ programme and improving the functionality of Smallholdr – an app and web-based platform engaging up to 25,000 smallholder farmers across Malawi. Working from FWL’s farm supplies shops, ‘agronauts’ advise registered farmers on crop-specific products and agronomic practices and, using technology, analyse sales, customer satisfaction, discount eligibility and, ultimately, extension support and training requirements. Training materials, soil trials and demonstration plots are part of the programme.
|Investment||Total invested||Investment type||Start date|
|Afri-Oils||$4,750,000||Debt / Equity & Technical assistance||2016|
|Farmers World Limited (FWL)||-||Technical assistance||2019|
|Jacoma – Tropha||$6,900,000||Debt / Equity & Technical assistance||2014|
|Kapani||$2,070,000||Debt / Equity||2017|
|Kasinthula||$4,000,000||Debt / Equity||2019|
|Phata Sugar Cooperative||$1,200,000||Debt / Equity||2016|