Opportunity International, Inc. (Malawi) - Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Awarded Grants

Organization

Opportunity International, Inc. (Malawi)

FOCUS COUNTRY

Malawi

MISSION PILLAR

Agriculture and Livelihoods

Purpose

Develop innovative financial products to help foster agricultural transformation in Malawi

Expected Key Deliverables

Pilot program delivers training modules around good agricultural practices, human centered design, onboarding farmers to the platform, crop aggregation, marketing and financial literacy. Pilot supports partners in securing off-takers and guides them through the process as part of the learning. Pilot closes with final assessment of its readiness to be upscaled in Malawi

Key Deliverables Received

Completed: Two commercial agriculture partners and financial partner engaged in providing last mile financial and extension services to smallholder farmers. Input packages distributed through commercial partners targeting 10,000 farmers, and initial training conducted to equip farmers and partners. Developed curriculum of crop-specific and financial literacy training implemented over smartphone. Program unlocked capital for non-tobacco value chains. The pilot equipped 90 Farmer Support Agents with smartphones and app training to provide education on gender equity, and paprika, soy, and groundnut value chains as income alternatives to tobacco

Approval

Dec-18

Project End Date

Oct-20

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