Lessons From CAVA1 Malawi

Lessons learned from C:AVA & New Approaches in CAVA II 


Main lessons learned from C:AVA


New approaches in CAVA II

  • On-going support (not just technical), monitoring and review required to ensure the flash dryer investors remain committed and have the right skills to take forward such a venture.
  • Sustainable production of HQCF requires coordinated investment in quality management
  • Investment in raw material supply is critical to develop sustainable HQCF value chains
  • Lesson sharing through the root and tuber crops innovation platform has generated the interest of many players thereby providing a mechanism for scaling out.
  • There is a strong demand for HQCF from various industries in the medium term. 
  • Scaling-out the artificial processing technology of fuel-efficient flash dryers
  • Establishing sustainable raw material supply to both artificial and sun drying  enterprises
  • Expanded range of products and markets and scale out sun-drying by SMEs and community processing groups.
  • Contributing towards Malawi Development and Growth Strategy (MDGS II), Comprehensive Agreement on Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP),  Agriculture Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp), the National Export Strategy (NES) and the Presidential Initiative on Poverty and Hunger Reduction (PIPHR).