The Strategic Partnership Grant from USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub was awarded to MH Boerdery Konsultante in partnership with NASFAM, a farmer-directed business system representing over 100,000 Malawian smallholders.
The grant supports NASFAM to upgrade their central groundnut processing plant and animal feed processing plant, as well as enhance farmers’ access to technology and storage facilities in Lilongwe South. The upgrades will enable the groundnut processing plant to more than double its production capacity. 
Groundnuts have been identified as a key diversification cash crop for smallholder farmers in Malawi, but farmers have trouble increasing production due to limited access to quality seed, as well as poor growing and post-harvest practices that damage crop quality and in turn limit access to markets.