Exagris Africa Limited (EAA) facilitates substantial community development activities, through a dedicated Development Services team. This is focused on improving food security and small scale agribusiness. We are responsible for over US$2million funding from reinvested profits, donor and private sources.
Exagris farms around 7,000 ha on 14 estates across Malawi, of which approximately 3,000 ha are arable; around 400ha are under irrigation. It specialises in seed production, export crops & agro-processing and their farms also supply the domestic market. They also have a dynamic out-grower programme focusing on paprika, chillies and groundnuts. This involves around 15,000 smallholders from all three regions across Malawi making Exagris one of the largest cropping and livestock businesses in Malawi.
All NASFAM's operations are guided by its vision to be:
“the leading smallholder-owned business and development organisation in Malawi, producing economic and social benefits for members, their communities and the country”.
And its mission is to
“to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Through a sustainable network of smallholder-owned business organisations, NASFAM promotes farming as a business in order to develop the commercial capacity of its members, and delivers programmes which enhance member productivity”
Funded by the US Government, the NASFAM concept was set up in 1995 to support and organise smallholder tobacco production. Since that time, the NASFAM focus has diversified to production of other cash and food crops. NASFAM, as it is now, was legally registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act in February 1998.
AgDevCo invests in socially-responsible businesses, operating across the supply chain, which have the potential to make a major positive social impact in their communities. In addition to direct investment, the organisation provides on-the-ground technical support and specialist agricultural advice to management teams.
Currently working in six African countries, and with plans to expand into a further four, AgDevCo is raising agricultural productivity, increasing incomes, creating employment opportunities and, in doing so, helping to reduce food insecurity, hunger and under-nutrition in rural communities.