A Case Study of the Chithumba Model – A non-traditional finance mechanism to improve access to farm inputs in Malawi
A Case Study of the Chithumba Model – A non-traditional finance mechanism to improve access to farm inputs in Malawi

A Case Study of the Chithumba Model – A non-traditional finance mechanism to improve access to farm inputs in Malawi

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Agronomy Technology Limited has been working on Malawian smallholder farmer value chains since 2010. The organisations’ core focus has been the development and implementation of innovative digital extension tools for rural environments. The long-term goal being the facilitation of commercially viable smallholder value chains and the integration of these value chains into the formal market. The implementation of the Chithumba model and recently published case study provides valuable insights into the opportunities and constraints faced by smallholder soybean producers in Malawi.