The National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) is widely viewed as the leading smallholder farmer organization in Malawi and as a model for emerging organizations in the country and the region.
Formed in 1997, and formally registered in February 1998 as an organization to support market access for participating smallholder farmers, NASFAM has evolved into a sophisticated system of services, programmes, enterprises, and associations designed to meet the varied needs of smallholder farmers in Malawi.
The NASFAM system spans both developmental and commercial activities, which complement each other, and which operate across several value chains, including groundnuts, rice, tobacco, soya, pigeon peas, beans, and sunflower.
NASFAM is founded on the principles of collective action and is democratically governed by its members.
All NASFAM’s operations are guided by its vision:
“To be a sustainable agribusiness that delivers value and creates impact”.
with the mission of NASFAM being:
“NASFAM exists to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by developing their farming business capacity”