Coffee

The fund has provided a matching grant to an experienced coffee-growing company to enable the roasting, grinding, and exporting of single origin, organic, and fair trade certified roasted coffee to the regional market. This will be the first time that organically grown coffee has been roasted and ground by a Malawian firm.  The project will establish a unique traceability system to monitor the product from the individual plots to the consumer; train farmers on organic farming practices; and install a roasting and grinding unit for processing organic coffee. In addition to having a positive impact on the environment, 600 farmers will increase their incomes, 115 jobs will be created in the value chain, and foreign exchange will be generated through increased exports of organic coffee.