Mawindo Enterprise distributes agricultural inputs such as fertilizer, seeds, and agrochemicals to farmers in Malawi. In addition, it markets farmers’ produce and recently ventured into value addition.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges, such as a lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population. While the recommended extension worker-farmer ratio is 1-750, an average extension worker covers 3,000 farmers. Apart from this, most farmers, especially those far from major trading centers, do not have access to quality seeds and farm inputs. This affects their output and development as farmers.
Years of operation
Type of organization
Stage of the business
Value addition/ processing
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
Primary country of operation
Other country(ies) of operation
How many employees does your business have?
Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
Financing and expansion overview
How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?
What is the split between equity and debt?
45% debt and 55% equity