Malawi’s agricultural commercialization project gears up to help create 1 million jobs

Agricultural Commercialization Project of Malawi (AGCOM) says it is committed to ensure implementation of Government effort in the creation of the much touted of 1 million jobs promised by the Tonse Alliance led government.

AGCOM coordinator Teddie Nakhumwa

AGCOM coordinator Teddie Nakhumwa, said this in Lilongwe during a press conference, saying his project is aimed at transforming small scale farmers to commercial ones.

“When we talk about creation of jobs this is possible because on average we have 100 farmers and if we establish more corporatives, then more jobs will be created completing the 1 million job initiative,” he said.

Nakhumwa updated the nation that his organisation has so far developed the matching grants Operational Manual with clear guidelines for the implementation of the matching grants for producer organizations.

He said the organisation has a developed productive alliance agreement form to ensure clarity on contract requirements and standards volumes and prices.between producer and and organization.

Currently AGCOM has set up functioning independent evaluation committee to ensure independence and transparency the evaluation and selection of proposals for the producer organisations.

He said 22 organisations have been selected , spread country-wide, 13 more passed subject to incorporaton of some changes suggested by the IEC, bringing the total number to 35.

“Six organisations have paid their 30% contribution out of which 3 already received their matching grants and other three will receive in three weeks time as they have just finished paying their contribution,” he said.

On pipeline proposals, AGCOM floated the second call for concept notes 240 organisations submitted their concept notes and 101 concept notes met the eligibility criteria.

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Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
10 months ago

Are we indeed gonna create 1 million jobs??? It looks fake, prove me wrong pliz

Zowo
10 months ago

I concur with you…it’s very easy to say but implementation is a big problem…one million is quite a big figure

John D
John D
10 months ago

These are lies. This project has been there even from last year. We already make concept papers and are waiting. How can you say this is the 1 million job strategy kkkkk

Strategist
Strategist
10 months ago
Reply to  John D

Going by its design, this AGCOM Project will obviously start contributing towards job creation by the end of this year at grass root level. 70% Matching Grant contribution will make positive impact

Bamusi
10 months ago

Nankhumwa!!! Where were you before? Tiuzeni bwino ma qualification anu.

Muhariwa
Muhariwa
10 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

Ndiwathu ameneyo m’bale wa Kondwani yemweyu. Za qualification zilibe ntchito imenezo tinganso boma limeneri. Dikirani pang’ono chabe. AGCOM yonse ili m’manja athu.

Nambewe
Nambewe
10 months ago
Reply to  Muhariwa

Naweso iwe sipachibale ndi Nankhumwa wakoyo obera ma qualifications. Uyu ndi Nakhumwa.

Raven
Raven
10 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

Zitayeni zamaphunziro a mkulu ameneyo. He is Sharp critical Gentleman. Apolitical, he has a PHD. Uyu yekha zisiyeni simungamake. Ask ku Bunda

Malawian
Malawian
10 months ago
Reply to  Bamusi

Dr Teddie Nakhumwa, a former Bunda lecturer cannot be mphwepa nanunso, where have you been yourself? Just doing cadeting work for Adadi????

Justice for all
Justice for all
10 months ago

Ok am coming basi to join it soon I think it’s good idea

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