Spice Promotion in Commercial Enterprises (SPICE)

Promoting spice production and marketing among smallholder farmers in Malawi with a focus on a value chain approach.

Spice Promotion in Commercial Enterprises (SPICE)

TLC is implementing a three-year USAID-funded Spice Promotion in Commercial Enterprises (SPICE) project in collaboration with NALI Limited and ASSNAP. The main aim of the project is to link small-scale spice producers to high-value markets and develop the competitiveness of bird’s eye chillies and paprika through commercial upgrading of the major players in their respective value chains.

Under the SPICE project, TLC commissioned the paprika and bird’s eye chillies’ value chain study in February 2010 with the overall objective of providing technical guidance, professional expertise and knowledge on the current status of the paprika and bird’s eye chillies sector in Malawi and the prospects for value addition of the two crops in Malawi. The SPICE project was implemented in Dowa, Dedza, Ntcheu, Salima, Nkhotakota, Nkhatabay, Mzimba and Thyolo districts.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products

    Implementing NGO
    South Africa | Staff size: 6-25

    ASNAPP stands for Agribusiness in Sustainable Natural African Plant Products. ASNAPP is an NGO with the primary goal to develop successful African agribusinesses in the agriculture sector,...

  • Total LandCare

    Development Consulting
    Malawi | Staff size: 6-25

    Total LandCare (TLC) was originally founded by Trent Bunderson, Zwide Jere and Ian Hayes in 1999 to continue the successful services and programs provided under a 12 year project funded by...

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Key Information

LocationMalawi, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2009
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 547 Thousand