ACE RMAs receive Training to become Farmer Business School Trainers     25/10/2018 11:33

MIERA/GIAE developed a business training tool called Farmer Business Schools (FBS) for smallholder farmers. The Farmer Business School is comprised of 12 training modules that aim to improve farmers planning, economic analysis and decision-making built on technical recommendations for the production of various commodities. The FBS also tackles issu. … Read More »

THE SECRETARY THAT MATTERS     8/10/2018 14:52

To be a manager and to be a Leader are two different things. A Manager knows how to manage resources whilst a Leader has a desire to achieve a goal with the resources at hand. This is what Masautso Lodsan, Secretary of Chitimbe Cluster, is all about. Chitimbe Cluster is located in Blantyre and has a membership of over one hundred members, of whic. … Read More »

ACE helps Matthews Soko market his soya     20/7/2018 15:28

Matthews Soko joined Tasanganapo Cooperative in 2017, in an attempt to start finding better markets for his maize, and has since both traded and deposited with ACE. Tasanganapo Cooperative is based in Mzuzu -a particularly challenging district due to the small number of buyers and the long distances to competitive markets. Farmers often end up sel. … Read More »

Kanadzeka Cooperative trades soya thanks to the ACE Marketing School     20/7/2018 15:23

Kanadzeka Producers and Marketing Cooperative is located in the centre of Dowa district alongside Dzaleka. The Cooperative has 105 farmers of which 42 members are women and 6 are youth. In February 2018, the ACE field staff for the area, Georgina Nkhoma, trained 30 members of the Cooperative on the ACE Marketing School (AMS). The Chairman of the C. … Read More »

ACE starts implementation of phase two of the ACE Marketing School     14/9/2017 11:56

The Agriculture Commodity Exchange rolled out the ACE Marketing School in February 2017, with the help of GIZ. The ACE Marketing School aims at equipping farmers with skills and knowledge on structured markets, and is implemented by the ACE rural Marketing Advisors who were fully trained to successfully conduct these trainings. In September, ACE Ma. … Read More »

An update on the Pigeon Pea Aggregator Model     30/8/2017 13:23

With support from the Business Innovation Facility (BIF), ACE is piloting a Pigeon Pea Aggregator Model in Mulanje, Thyolo, Blantyre and Mwanza. The pilot aims to create better marketing opportunities for farmers and small scale traders by facilitating trade, promoting and implementing the warehouse receipt system (WRS), and improving farmers’ ac. … Read More »

ACE Implements WRS in RAB warehouses in Dedza, Kasungu and Mchinji     24/8/2017 11:37

In March 2015, through a competitive solicitation process, Rab Processors was awarded a matching grant (PI-SMOG-Mal-01-03 Rab) of $732,953 by USAID’s Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation (FTF P4I) activity which is ending September 30, 2017. On Wednesday 12th April, 2017 USAID presided over the opening of the Dedza Kulima Gold warehouse,. … Read More »

ACE Introduces the ACE Marketing School     22/6/2017 11:6

The ACE Marketing School is a comprehensive training course for smallholder farmers delivered by the ACE Rural Marketing Advisors. This participatory training course on agricultural marketing, founded on the principles of the Farmer Business School, features five modules which provide in depth details about all ACE services. To ensure maximum im. … Read More »

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