Portfolio Ownership Among Agribusiness SMEs in Malawi

  • Date Posted: December 19, 2014
  • Authors: Geoff Chalmers; Jason Agar
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA; Kadale Consultants
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief, Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

This is a synthesis of the study, undertaken by Jason Agar of Kadale Consultants, Malawi for ACDI/VOCA, to scan the ASME landscape, identify the constraints, and present a menu of possible ways to address those constraints. The final document can be found here.

A number of the study’s findings are instructive not just in understanding the situation in Malawi, but also have more universal relevance in Africa and indeed elsewhere in less developed economies. This learning synthesis emphasizes these most widely relevant points, only briefly referencing the more Malawi-specific quantitative results and recommendations.