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Vegetable Production – Malawi

Farmer-to-Farmer is a USAID-funded initiative, which sends American agricultural/agribusiness experts to developing countries to offer technical assistance to our host organizations. These trips are volunteer-based, but all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.

ASSIGNMENT

Malikha Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) is a farmer association located in Lilongwe, Malawi. Malikha currently farms tomatoes, onions, and leafy vegetables on 16 hectares of land. They sell their produce to local vendors, who then sell at market.

Malikha requests an F2F Volunteer in order to be trained on improving the following agricultural production techniques:

  • Water management
  • Seed selection/propagation
  • Year-round production
  • Development of seasonal calendar for production that will meet market demand

DESIRED IMPACTS

  • Improved field production/management techniques.
  • Increased income resulting from increase in quality and quantity of crops being sold.
  • Improved post-harvest handling.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Willingness to work for a week or more in rural Malawi.

• Extensive experience in horticultural production (from field management to harvest/marketing)

• Experience working with farmer cooperatives.

• Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

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