The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have launched a multi-partner initiative – Strengthening Agricultural Input and Output Markets in Africa (SAIOMA). This initiative will improve farmers’ access to markets, increase their earnings, and improve the livelihoods and well-being of their families. SAIOMA is a three-year Global Development Alliance between USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs that is also being implemented in Kenya and Zambia. SAIOMA will benefit 30,000 smallholder farmers and 380 agro-dealers in six districts in Malawi’s Southern Region. The Rural Market Development Trust (RUMARK) will lead a consortium made up of the Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM), National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) and Agriculture Commodity Exchange (ACE) to implement the program.
|Location||Southern Africa, Malawi, Eastern Africa, Kenya, Zambia|