Adopting High Yield and Innovative Technology
The project aims to deliver transformative and substantial benefits to the livelihoods of local communities. Malawi Mangoes expects to reach 6,000 small scale mango farmers by 2018. Farmers will benefit from a shift in production towards higher value-added products and access to inputs and market. The company will also provide training sessions, tree grafting, pruning, spraying and other services as needed via a local field extension team.
The project will contribute to the creation of rural jobs, which is a tremendous development challenge in Malawi. By 2020, Malawi Mangoes expects to employ 2,600 people, thus injecting money into the local community through wages and benefits paid.
Other Development Impacts
Malawi Mangoes will continue introducing efficient irrigation systems to maximize crop yields and establish environmentally friendly farming practices in Malawi.
The project is expected to have a strong demonstration effect for promoting further private sector agricultural investment in the country.