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Value Chain Development in Malawi

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is working with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a UN organisation, to strengthen the most promising agricultural value chains in Malawi. We provide hands-on assistance in analysing value chains and designing actions to improve development of these chains.

Developing value chains for investment

In this project, we have selected the most promising agricultural value chains in Malawi and analysed them to identify opportunities for investment. The implementing partners of the programme include:

The programme has focused on four value chains: peanuts, potato, dairy and soy. KIT trained the programme staff and main stakeholders in the basics of value chain analysis and development, and coached them in carrying out practical value chain research.

Services delivered

  • Applied research

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute addresses development challenges at local, regional and global levels through research that generates new insights and knowledge in our areas of expertise: health, sustainable economic development and gender.

  • Knowledge management

    Development and research organisations are often so focused on achieving their objectives that they find it difficult to create time to look back, analyse and learn from what they experienced and share their results.

  • Training, Coaching & Education

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation. For example, one of the challenges faced by an NGO in Afghanistan was how to effectively reach women in its programme as well as how to recruit and retain female staff. KIT designed a training on gender mainstreaming and health governance to address this and other challenges faced by the NGO.  We also offers Masters programmes and advanced courses designed to equip health professionals with the skills and expertise necessary to address public health challenges around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.  Finally, through training, consultancy and coaching services, KIT’s Intercultural Professionals unit provides a comprehensive approach to effective intercultural communication and cooperation. By demonstrating the value of cultural awareness and sensitivity, culture-specific insights and intercultural competencies, Intercultural Professionals helps NGOs, governments, corporate entities, leaders & professionals to enhance their business offering and integrate inclusive policies into their global or local operations. 

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment