Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Highlight: the National Smallholder Farmers' Association (NASFAM) in Malawi

24 January 2014. In this CTA Brussels video interview, Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer of the National Smallholder Farmers' Association (NASFAM) in Malawi tells more about the main achievements of the association and the projects for the future.

  • Chibonga also explains how smallholder farmers can drive agricultural research initiatives responding to their needs. 
  • NASFAM is a farmer-directed business system based on the individual participation of over 100,000 Malawian smallholders. 
  • Finally Chibonga shares the lessons learnt from his participation to the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements negotiations by pointing out the main challenges and opportunities of such trade agreement for Malawi.

Video Guest: Dyborn Chibonga (Chief Executive Officer, NASFAM, Malawi) from CTA on Vimeo.
On the 14th of November 2013, Chibonga held a presentation on “the knowledge transfer as a two-way street” as part of the Brussels Briefing on the “Farmer-driven research to improve food and nutrition security” organized by CTA Brussels at the Jacques Delors Building (in Brussels).

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