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The Farm Making farmers more productive

Cover image of The Farm, Animal farming venture on VC4A

Agriculture constitutes the backbone of Malawi’s economy, with 80% of the population living in rural areas and dependent on smallholder farming. Agricultural performance, therefore, has significant implications for economic growth and poverty reduction for the country. Despite being an agricultural-driven economy, the country experiences pervasive food insecurity and poverty due to low productivity (IMF, 2017).

The Farm exists to sustainably increase the productivity of smallholder farmers by diversifying their farm income through livestock production, an industry that grew by 24% and was valued at 1.2 billion in 2019 alone. We provide farmers with financing in the form of Inputs, Training, Veterinary services, Market Access. Our business model leverages underutilized resources that exist at farm level which reduces production costs while increasing returns for the farmer and the company. The model can be used in any agricultural value chain making it easy to scale across Africa.

Sectors Animal farming
Location Lilongwe, Malawi
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