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Young Farmer Empowered Economically Through Groundnut Production

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…“I am now into pig production and I have managed to buy land of my own. I can assure everyone that when my kids grow, I will take them to private school using the income I am getting from groundnuts production.  My life has surely changed,”…

Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project is not leaving the youth behind in involving them in agricultural activities. With most young people living in rural areas, where agriculture is likely to provide the main source of income, it is vital that young people are connected with farming. A lot of cooperatives that have been working with WEE project have youth as part of their members. Youth has been engaged in groundnuts production where all the relevant extension services have been imparted to them.

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AAI Promotes Small and Medium Enterprises Through Improved Business Management Practices

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The development of small and medium enterprises is subject to many limitations that emerges both from their external environments, internal weaknesses and lack of knowledge in small business management. Lack of improved business management skills and application of these skills are some of the biggest factors contributing to SMEs failure. As one way of improving small and medium enterprises (SMEs), African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) through its Agribusiness Acceleration Initiative (AAI) project is improving SMEs with high potential of growth through tailor-made agribusiness solutions that includes training in improved business management.

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Sustaining Small and Medium Enterprises Through Diversification Training

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Agribusiness Acceleration Initiative (AAI) project in partnership with Old mutual imparted the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with diversification mentorship as seasonality of agro dealership business in Malawi affect annual turnover of the agro dealers and this make the SMEs fail to sustain their businesses throughout the year-round. Trainings were done to equip aggregators on how to stock other products and services apart from agro inputs only. 67 SMEs were specifically targeted and trained in business diversification by Old mutual, representing 48 % of annual targeted SMEs. 

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