“At the Age of 25, I Have Created My Own Job and Employed 4 People”- Victon Amon

ACADES Provides a Platform Where Young People Like Victon are Challenged to be More Actively Engaged in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship

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HOW DO WE WORK?

  • LOANS/FINANCING: We provide farm input loans to youth farmers and farmer groups which includes seed, fertilizers, farm equipment, small scale irrigation equipment and cash.

  • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: We equip the youth/youth groups with skills and knowledge that enables then to establish, run and grow successful agribusiness enterprises. The skills include best crop and animal management practices, business planning and Management, group governance/Leadership etc.

  • MARKET FACILITATION. We provide profitable markets to youth in agribusiness through collaborations with local, regional and international market players.

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Youth in Agribusiness Reached

We are currently working with over 3,000 youth farmers who are currently engaged in the production of horticulture products and legumes

 

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Youth Farmers Accessing Profitable Markets

We are providing market markets to youth in agribusiness through partnerships with different market outlets.

 
 

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Youth in Agribusiness with Increased Incomes

We have increased incomes of over 1500 Youth in agribusiness through investment in high value agriculture products

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OUR PROGRAMS

Our programs focus not only on generating income but also empowering and educating youth on agribusiness and promoting agricultural sustainability and innovation.

 
 
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Sustainable Markets and Incomes for Youth Farmers

ACADES is currently working with over 2,000 youth farmers in Mchinji and Lilongwe through relational contract farming Model. The Farmers are currently involved in production basic and certified seeds of Soya and Groundnuts and high value horticultural products such as white Onion, Green Paper, Tomato and Irish Potato.

 
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Green Enterprise Innovation Center

In January 2018, we opened The Green Enterprise Center whose focus is to scale up the agro-processing of different agriculture products. The center among others works with start-ups in food processing and agriculture technology through provision of working space and tailored business development trainings.

 
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National Youth Agribusiness Investment Forum

The National Youth Agribusiness Investment Forum is an Annual event which brings together over 400 youth in agribusiness from across Malawi and public/private sector players working in different agriculture value chains towards promoting youth investment in agribusiness. The Investment Forum creates a platform for learning, networking, marketing and collaboration for youth in agribusiness .

 

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Our Team

Apart from being a network of passionate and dedicated youth agri-entrepreneurs, ACADES is being managed by a team of passionate, qualified and competent professionals with skills in agriculture, business management, financial management, project management among others.

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Get Involved

There are four ways you can get involved with us — become a member, become a partner organization, volunteer with us and/or make a donation. Just sent us a note in the form below!

 
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Our Office

Area 47, Sector 3, Kaso Street, Plot No 342, P.O. Box 31091, Lilongwe, Malawi