Malawi Agribusiness Investment Meeting
About this meeting
This one-day action-oriented meeting sought to identify and prioritize action points, responsibilities, and timeframes to enhance the enabling environment for agriculture investment in Malawi. The agenda for the meeting was shaped by a series of key stakeholder interviews with investors and government bodies. It will also be informed by a tour of four investment-ready agribusinesses that have been capacity built by CASA Malawi.
Goal of the meeting
To facilitate discussions between investors, intermediaries, policymakers, donors and agribusinesses around the key challenges and bottlenecks faced for investing in climate positive agriculture in Malawi. These discussions led to a call for action to address some of the underlying issues.
– A reassessment of agriculture investment opportunities in Malawi
– Enhanced synergies across the agriculture investor community
– A pilot model for conducting an annual agribusiness investment meeting
AGRA/ AGRF Malawi Dealroom Platform
Malawi Investment Trade Centre
Centre for Agricultural Transformation
Note: This event was targeted at investors currently active in the SME space in Malawi. Highlights of this event will shortly be available on YouTube.
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Engagement, Learning & Communication Lead, CABI
He is an experienced development economist that has worked for the last 15 years with governments, capital providers, food and beverage companies and development actors in the field of agricultural development and livelihoods, including access to finance, the use of new technologies for agriculture, promotion of nutrition and women empowerment in the global South.
Regional Representative, Southern Africa, CABI
Skilled in food security, sustainable development, strategic planning, and sustainable agricultural development. He has experience in programme and project management in Africa, and has successfully collaborated with public and private institutions.
Technical Director for Agriculture, NIRAS
Programme manager and Consultant responsible for ongoing projects within NIRAS, including quality assurance. Consultancy assignments, mainly within sustainable agriculture and organic farming, environmental management and gender issues and Market Systems Development.
Market Manager for Poultry, NIRAS
She is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the agricultural sector. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, food security, M4P, sustainable development and international development.
Investment Promotion Manager, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre
She has worked with MITC for 12 years. She has been actively involved in project development and execution, investment protocol negotiations, planning and research, facilitation of foreign investments in Malawi, organizing investment promotion forums and missions abroad, preparing proposals and linking investors to business opportunities.
Agribusiness Dealroom Lead, AGRA
She is an experienced data analyst and business manager that has worked for over 10 years with AGRA. She leads all the activities related to facilitating investment opportunities between investors, agribusinesses and government delegations at the AGRF Dealroom.
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, Malawi National Planning Commission
He is an experienced private sector development specialist with in-depth know how on policy planning and implementation for over 15 years. Hope has managed high level Public Private Dialogue (PPD) activities in Malawi.
Joab Frank Chakhaza
One of Malawi’s leading broadcasters, Joab Frank Chakhaza, has been recruited to moderate the panel discussion for the Malawi Agribusiness Investment Meeting. When CASA organizes events, it likes working with journalists. First, they have the required skill set to follow the facts. Second, they take everything they learn from CASA into their day jobs. Click the link below for more information on the event.
Country Manager, NIRAS
He has extensive experience and expertise in programmes management and implementation review, with an exceptional blend of skills in value chain development, designing inclusive business models, facilitating ecosystem-wide value chain market linkages amongst different actors, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programmes and projects.
Head of Food and Agribusiness,NBS Bank
He is an experienced accounting and finance specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in the banking and auditing sector in Malawi.
Dr Rodwell Mzonde
Director of Agricultural Planning Services, Malawi Ministry of Agriculture
He has vast experience in the development and implementation of public economic policy, development planning at national and sectoral levels across the various sectors of the Malawian economy.
Chief Projects Development Officer,Malawi Agriculture and Industrial Investment Corporation
He is a finance and accounting specialist with over 12 years in audit, accounting, financial modelling, business valuations and development financing.
Team Leader and Senior Private Sector Development Adviser, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Malawi
He has spent most of his FCDO (ex-DFID) career in East Africa where he specialised in trade and regional economic integration issues. He was Vice-Chair of TradeMark East Africa for eight years, and also represented the UK on the Board of Msingi Ltd, a company established to grow high potential industries in the region.
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