Thursday, 28 September 2023
The Value Addition Division, under the Department of SMEs and Cooperatives,  is mandated to spearhead rural economic activities through value Addition technologies in order to achieve rural economic empowerment and consequently realise economic development. The Division employs a community demand driven approach in executing its mandate.
The approach is unique in that it puts emphasis on regional economic development through adding value to locally available resources, through processing quality control, packaging design and marketing promotion.
The Division executes its mandate in tandem with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III) and the Vision 2063.
Our Vision

An empowered community generating wealth.

To generate income and wealth for the Malawian society by community mobilization to produce value added good and services that are marketable in order to reduce wealth disparities
Our Aim
To develop goods and services through value adding by communities using locally available resource in designated area.
Our Objectives
To promote a Value Addition concept approach of economic development at community level.
To promote value adding technologies such as agro-processing and craft making at community level.
To facilitate product quality control and packaging.
To facilitate small scale business skills development at community level
To promote marketing linkages between producing communities and domestic/ international markets.
Our core values
Transparency and accountability
Continuous learning and innovation
Team work
Gender balance and equity
  • Product Development training
  • Machine installation and testing
  • Marketing training
  • Quality Control (QC) training
  • Book keeping training
  • Market linkages

Our Partners

Contact us

Ministry of Trade and Industry,

P/O Box 30366,

Capital City,

Lilongwe 3,