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Should Malawi extend the Auction System and Export Mandate to Grain Marketing?

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The African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) on 18th  October held a public debate at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on the Future of Grain Marketing in Malawi held under the big question, ‘Should Malawi extend the Auction System and Export Mandate to Grain Marketing?’ The debate came against a background of a Position Paper adopted by stakeholders during a conference on The Future of Grain Markets in Malawi which was held on 17th August 2017 at Comesa Hall alongside the 14th National Agriculture Fair in Blantyre co hosted by Malawi Confederation of Chambers, Commerce and Industry (MCCCI).

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AICC’s Press Briefing on a business case for a once-off capital injection US$4.8 million into a cotton input fund

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Felix Lombe PhD briefing journalists
Felix Lombe PhD briefing journalists

On 18 September, AICC had a press briefing where it presented a business case for a once-off capital injection US$4.8 million into a cotton input fund as a short to medium term input supply intervention. It is expected that the injection towards input fund will rejuvenate the sector by generating US$60.5 million in exports, US$26.5 million annually accruing to smallholder farmers and over US$ 50 million accruing to various players engaged in value added services.  Additionally, the sector employs over 20,000 workers on both permanent and temporary basis in cotton value added activities during a ‘normal year’ when over 50, 000 MT of cotton is produced.

PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF GRAIN MARKETS IN MALAWI

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The African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) wishes to invite stakeholders in the agricultural value chain to a Public Debate as experts look for solutions at how best can Malawi structure grain marketing under the big question, ‘Should Malawi extend the Auction System and Export Mandate to Grain Marketing?’ The debate is scheduled as follows:

Date     : Thursday 19th October 2017.

Venue   : Crossroads Hotel

Time     : 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

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