CUSTOM AGRICULTURE CHALLENGE; MALAWI
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags are a triple-layered plastic bag that serves as an air-tight storage method for harvested crops.
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DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Agri Eco Enterprise (AEE) aims to boost the lives of 100,000 Malawian smallholder farmers over the next few seasons through the distribution of Purdue Improved Crops Storage (PICS) bags in the districts of Dowa, Lilongwe, and Kasungu. Many enterprises focus on selling local bags, which are less effective.
AEE will recruit agents who will be distributing the PICS bags to smallholder farmers on commission basis. PICS will be supplied by poly pack Malawi Company which will be distributed to various agents in the targeted districts. The agents will be the shop owners who are already selling farm produces, seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and many others.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Distribute 50,000 PICS bags in first three months
Reach 10,000 farmers with training and PICS bags in first three months
Reach 1 million farmers by Y5
Ms. Joyce Sikwese - Executive Director
Mr. Sanderson Banda - Marketing Officer