How CASA and Viphya Chambo are working together

Project title: Facilitate investment into the sector by emerging SMEs via piloting fish aggregation and offtake arrangements as an investable model

CASA assisted Viphya Chambo attain investment readiness by engaging a technical advisor to prepare necessary comprehensive documents. A second technical advisor boosted Viphya’s production capacity by assisting the firm in fingerling production and also table-sized fish. Viphya contracted 72 fish farmers who aggregated 1,320 kg of fish. This was off taken by Viphya Chambo at £1.66 per kg
CASA supported Viphya Chambo to produce an investment profile for the AGRF DealRoom in 2022

CASA work complete: December 2021

Total cost of technical assistance package: £91,176 (£65,588 provided by CASA)


sex-reversed fingerlings produced

622 farmers


1,320 kg

fish procured from smallholders

Business investment opportunity

Viphya Chambo wants to set up an indoor fingerling hatcher, purchase a larger refrigerated van and become a small-scale floating fish feed producer

6.4 tonnes /hectare

potential yield increase

2.5 million

fingerling capacity in indoor hatchery

34 tonnes

unmet demand in the local markets

Useful Links

CASA Malawi tackles Covid-19 challenges to support market access for small-scale fish farmers

Mutual success and growth assured for fish farm and smallholder farmers in northern Malawi as partnership is saved from derailment

Falesi Mwangonde managing director of Viphya Chambo pitches for investment at the AGRF DealRoom in 2021




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