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by Daniel Chilima, 23. March 2012
[extract] ACE is testing the idea of Warehouse receipts and
its effects in a rural community of largely food deficit area by
building this 500mt registered warehouse right in the middle of
Balaka. This warehouse is ideally positioned to feed Balaka during
acute lean season (low supply, high demand) of December to March at
usually higher price to the benefit of a depositor. The report
covers 2 community sensitisations and the district council project
by Daniel Chilima, 22. March
[extract] ACE Organized a day community sensitization
workshops at Mpenu 12km from Nathenje and Nyanja communities 16km
from Nathenje. Nathenje is a medium bread basket for central region
of Malawi with normally high production areas.
by Edna Chamgwera, 19. March
[extract] ACE in partnership with WFP and MLI has embarked on an
expansion programme of opening rural trade facilitation
centres in order to effectively serve the rural areas
by Daniel Chilima, 1. March 2012
[extract] After a lot of deliberations on running of warehouses,
the association decided that receipts will be issued to the
association as well as individual deposits (member or non-member)
therefore also holding association or individual right of sale.
Individual depositors will adhere to minimum deposit volumes.
By Lucy Gondwe 28.
[extract] Nathenje NASFAM site is along M1 road, about 37
kilometers from Lilongwe, the workshop attracted 9 Board members of
Lilongwe South Smallholder association, representing three
associations; Mpenu, Nyanya and Mlodzeni association. The objective
was to sensitive members of Lilongwe South smallholder association
on the benefit they can get from warehouse receipt system and to
agree modalities on Nathenje certified warehouse
By Daniel Chilima 24.
[extract] ACE identified 5 Warehouse managers to
manage certified storage warehouses in Kafulu in the district of
Dowa Central Malawi, Nathenje in Lilongwe south, and Balaka
Southern Malawi. Ace took the warehouse managers to a warehouse
management training in Mchinji on the 22nd to 23rd February 2012.
Chilima 14. February 2012
[extract] ACE is running a warehouse
receipt project funded by Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) in
partnership with European Union (EU). The project includes building
and running of 3 rural warehouses for third party storage, and
access to finance. Kafulu a community member based association has
over 7000 members 1400 of them growing ground nuts, Maize and Soya
beans will now have access to a 500mt storage constructed meters
from their door step.
By Daniel Chilima 7.
[extract] Filled with excitement of the new coming season with
most projects reaching a mature stage the half-day session
attracted 16 men & 5 women, representatives from their
respective clubs of the Msimbi association. The association has 350
members divided in 35 clubs and the farmers are mainly growing
Maize, Soya, Ground nuts, and beans.
By Edna Chamgwera 5.
[extract] The first meeting were held on 5th January at Simbi
Trading Centre where 39 farmers from 13 Clubs attended. The second
meeting was held on 6th January at Kasuntha Trading Centre and 97
farmers participated from 34 clubs.
By Georgina Smith, Freelance
15. December 2011
[extract] This is the first entry of the Nathenje Journal, where
we follow a community in Nathenje from the start of the warehouse
receipt programme, to document their reaction to the installation
of the facility. The warehouse at Nathenje will be equipped with
state of the art storage facilities, complete with an integrated
Internet and Computer Technology (ICT) hub.