Agricultural Commodity Exchange

Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa

A regional Commodity Exchange of the highest integrity, available to all people, and accepts international trades, based upon an open free market system for the mutual benefit of producers and consumers

The ACE Commodity Fund

It is strikingly clear – if finance is not available, the choice to store is not an option. Farmers need cash at the time of harvest, and they will be forced to sell regardless of price if finance is not available. The ACE Commodity Fund helps unlock this finance and bring a choice to farmers.

Returns for producers on warehouse receipt finance in Malawi: A quantitative analysis

The Theory of Warehouse Receipt Finance for Producers

Warehouse receipt systems (WRS) are regulatory frameworks to license and oversee warehouses storing the goods of depositors, and to provide legal support for the issuance of negotiable warehouse receipts (NWRs) to depositors...

ACE Retrospective 2005-2020

We collected the recent series of articles in one publication "ACE Retrospective 2005-2020 - A journey through structured trade: from an idea to a licensed agricultural commodity exchange". Please have a look if you missed an article or simply check out the contributions by industry experts: Adam Gross, Chris Sturgess and Ian Goggin. Enjoy and please help share our story


ACE AFRICA receives Commodities Exchange License from the Registrar of Financial Institutions

An era of informally developing structured trade in Malawi comes to an end

Lilongwe, Malawi, 8th April 2020: ACE Africa’s journey began in 2004 when National Smallholder Farmer’s Association of Malawi (NASFAM), conceptualised the idea of establishing a commodity exchange in Malawi...

ACE Trust Strategy

In 2016 ACE developed and published the ACE Rural Strategy 2020 and in 2020 ACE collected its experiences developing structured trade in Malawi in a publication named the ACE Retrospective. The ACE Trust Strategic Plan is a natural progression of this work to guide the efforts of ACE in the coming years.

Ace Services the main pillars of ACE


Market information enables market players to make well-informed decisions and provides them with increased bargaining power.


This gives a small farmer the ability not to sell immediately after harvest when prices are traditionaly too Low. Farmers and other clients can deposit and safely store their commodities at ACE certified warehouses. ACE has 53 warehouses representing 225,884 metric tonnes of storage space available for third party deposits. From this, ACE operates a nation-wide network of 29 rural warehouses owned by partner farmer associations or private sector partners; cumulatively they offer depositors access to 22,900 metric tonnes of storage space. Upon deposit, the commodity is cleaned, graded, re-bagged and stacked.


ACE strives for inclusive trade and supports farmers to access higher value output markets.


Access to batter farm input ranging from fertilizer, seed and chemicals, and professional guidance to better harvest.

ACE Rural Strategy 2020

The Ace Rural Strategy 2020 will guide ACE’s programmatic planning, decision-making and total activities for the next 4 years. Operationalised as an ACE-internal change project, the Rural Strategy looks at how ACE can better support farmers to deposit and trade through ACE, how we can improve the tailoring of our services to better serve rural clients and finally what we need to do to become more accessible, efficient and effective

It's as simple as that !!!!. Warehouse Receipt explained by the C.E.O



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