Malawi

Overview

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country has experienced an economic slowdown in recent years, aggravated by record inflation, fuel shortages and cost of living increases.

Malawi’s population is heavily dependent on agriculture for its livelihood, with most crops produced for local consumption. Industries such as food processing are growing, however, in turn generating much-needed jobs and foreign currency remittances. Small and medium-sized food processors contribute more than $115 million to the Malawian economy annually, mostly in the processing of cereals, cassava, potatoes and soy. TechnoServe helps these local food processing companies improve their operations, access financing and tap into new markets.

On The Ground

Projects

 

Solutions for African Food Enterprises

Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) is a multi-year program which aims to increase the competitiveness of the African food processing sector to expand availability of affordable and nutritious foods to local populations. The program builds upon a partnership with USAID, Partners in Food Solutions, and TechnoServe initiated in five countries.
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Blog Posts

September 13, 2017

Building Healthier Businesses and Communities through Food Fortification

Food processing businesses are working to end hunger by increasing their capacity to provide quality, nutritious fortified foods for local communities.

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June 23, 2017

Technical Solutions for Food Security in Africa

The Technical Assistance Facility helps agricultural and food processing businesses to fight food insecurity by improving operations and extending their reach to poor consumers.

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August 26, 2015

TechnoServe Project Named a Finalist for P3 Impact Awards

TechnoServe’s work to improve food security in East Africa will be honored at the Concordia Summit.

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Contact

TechnoServe Malawi

Jacob Ulrich

Country Director
julrich@tns.org

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