COMSIVA is a community seed improvement and value additional project being implemented by Self Help Africa amongst 460 targeted households in southern Malawi.
Work is being carried out by Self Help Africa and local partners in the Masumbankhunda and Kalembo districts of southern Malawi.
COMSIVA aims to strengthen local farmer organisations and develop market linkages for high value agri produce.
The project aims to support the development of a sustainable local production system for high quality certified seed and planting materials that have been established by 60 farmers in each of the two districts.
It aims to develop business planning, value addition and marketing skills of farmer/growers, and build the capacity of agro-based rural enterprise, and is being implemented in collaboration with the local authorities, with research stations, local development partners and other actors including supermarket chains and seed companies.