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The Civil Society Agriculture Network
We are a grouping of civil society organizations established in 2001 to facilitate the engagement of the civil society organizations (CSOs) working in the agriculture sector with Government over policy issues affecting the sector. CISANET’s membership comprises local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), farmer organizations and interested individuals.
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Agriculture Transformation Champions
Invest in women for agriculture transformation to be possible. When women participate in value chains, they get more money which they invest in household related issues leading to better educational outcomes for girls and boys; better nutritional outcomes for household members.
Country Director - Care Malawi
Agriculture transformation means accessible, structured, predictable and profitable markets for smallholder farmers. It is a significant step Malawi should take to free smallholder farmers from structural poverty and economic inequalities that have lingered on over the decades.
Country Director - Oxfarm in Malawi
Argo-enterprise has the potential to make households more resilient to shocks, stimulate equitable economic development, and diversify smallholder farmer livelihoods for increased income streams.
Programme Coodinator - Concern Word Wide
For so long, agriculture productivity has remained stagnant in Malawi because farmers have not embraced it as business. As a country, we need to transform the sector by changing the mind-set of farmers so that they regard agriculture as a business and strengthen links with other value chain actors.
head of Programmes - Total Land Care
When people's taste change, the markets and respective players MUST respond accordingly to remain relevant and competitive.
Head of Programmes - AICC
We must hold hands to make agriculture work. Everyone has a part to play. Farmers need our collaborative support to produce optimally while being assured of profitable and reliable markets.
National Director, CISANET
Provision of digital extension services is pivotal in transforming agriculture extension in Malawi for enhanced productivity.
CEO Farm Radio Trust
Agriculture transformation will happen if we meaningfully engage the youth and women, give them the right skills for productivity and market readiness, facilitate their access to equipment and markets.
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thanthwe Farms
Milk powders from outside of Malawi continue to put local farmers at a disadvantage. These crowd of local milk farmers and do not provide a level playing field for the Malawian produced milk that is in infancy ad does not have similar economies of scale to reduce cost.
National Director - Malawi Milk producers Association
It is a commitment of ActionAid Malawi to our children and grandchildren to preserve a country-wide network of land and water resources, prime agricultural and forestry lands, and natural, historic, and recreational areas for them to use in the generations to come.
Executive Director, ActionAid
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