Farmers World Limited (FWL)

Nationwide agro-dealer network serving smallholder farmers.

Project information

$552,246
Committed budget
$0
Budget dispersed
Farming inputs
Partner focus
Committed budget
Budget dispersed
Partner focus

Expected impact

57

Jobs created / maintained

25,000
Smallholder farmers linked to market
30%
Increase in smallholder farmers' productivity

Jobs created / maintained

Smallholder farmers linked to market
Increase in smallholder farmers' productivity

SDU role

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.

Our investments in Malawi

Investment Total invested Investment type Start date
Afri-Oils $1,500,000 Debt / Equity & Technical assistance 2016
Farmers World Limited (FWL) - Technical assistance 2019
Jacoma – Tropha $6,100,000 Debt / Equity & Technical assistance 2014
Kapani $2,070,000 Debt / Equity 2017
Phata Sugar Cooperative $1,600,000 Debt / Equity 2016