Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers and rural communities across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve their nutrition, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks. SHA has been active in Malawi since 1994, delivering enterprising solutions that help the rural poor recover from disasters, improve their food and livelihood security and support economic development. Our vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Our mission is to support sustainable livelihoods for Africa’s smallholder farmers. Our values are: Equality – people are equal in rights and must be treated with respect and dignity. Innovation – we are conscious that finding effective solutions requires innovative thinking combined with a pragmatic approach. Learning – we strive for the highest quality standards in our work and encourage a culture of constant learning and improvement. Accountability – accountability and transparency are central to all our actions and use of resources.
Self Help Africa as lead agency, in collaboration with Total Land care and RUMARK, with funding from the GIZ, will be implementing a project called Capacity Development of Market Oriented Rural Enterprises (CADMORE). The purpose of this project is to improve agri-business profitability of 5,400 smallholder farmers organized in 180 Farmer Organizations (FOs) and 96 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Chitipa, Karonga, Mzimba and Nkhatabay Districts of Malawi. This project will work with existing FOs involved in the Soybean, Cassava and Groundnut value chains.