Credit Demand and Supply Study of Malawi's Coffee Sector

  • Date Posted: June 2, 2010
  • Authors: Michelle Oliva, Jason Agar
  • Organizations/Projects: Chemonics International
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: U.S. Agency for International Development

This study uses the Malawi coffee value chain to gain a better understanding of how the commercial growers/processors and smallholder coffee growers are currently financing their activities. Where credit is being utilised, it outlines the volume, nature and form of credit provided and by whom. Secondly, it identifies areas where financing needs are not being met, including circumstances where the current financing may lack sufficient scope/size, where the lending mechanism (i.e. tenure) may not match the financing needs or where there is no access to financing for a given purpose.

This study was co-funded by USAID’s Deepening Malawi’s Microfinance Sector Project (DMS) and the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture Food Security Joint Task Force (FSJTF) Technical Secretariat funded by the European Union.