Our Projects


Sesame Sector Intervention

Sesame Sector Intervention

Sesame Sector Interventions MOST’s market systems change objectives in the sesame sector are that: 1) Input suppliers and service providers supply chemicals timely and affordably; and, 2) Smallholders have improved access to certified seed. To this end, MOST’s current interventions in the sesame sector are: Innovative chemical distribution & application systems piloted & scaled up; Contract farming system strengthened through innovative smallholder incentive schemes; Improved access to certified sesame seed piloted and scaled up.

MOST's Market System Approaches

MOST's Market System Approaches

MOST employs a market systems approach to catalyse sustainable pro-poor change in the market systems of multiple oilseeds in Malawi. In each sector, MOST has identified priority constraints and designed a series of interventions to address these constraints. The core elements of the market systems approach are: A focus on causes rather than symptoms, addressing systemic constraints rather than directly delivering services. The market as a system, made of (1) functions – the core transaction of supply and demand and the range of functions around this – such as rules, information and inputs; and (2) players– such as the private sector, community groups and government. Aid support…

Cotton Sector Interventions

Cotton Sector Interventions

MOST's Cotton Sector interventions MOST’s market systems change objectives in the cotton sector are that: 1) input suppliers and service providers supply chemicals timely and affordably; and 2) smallholders have improved access to certified seed. To this end, MOST’s current interventions in the cotton sector are: Innovative chemical distribution and application systems piloted and scaled up Improved seed multiplication systems piloted and scaled up

Groundnut Sector Interventions

Groundnut Sector Interventions

MOST's Groundnut Sector Interventions MOST’s market systems change objectives in the groundnut sector are that: 1) smallholders have improved access to better quality, improved seed; and 2) smallholders and small-scale traders use mechanical shelling. To this end, MOST’s current interventions in the groundnut sector are: Seed quality improvement systems piloted and scaled up Seed stocking and distribution improvements piloted and scaled up Commercial mechanical shelling model established and promoted by equipment suppliers

Soybean Sector Intervention

Soybean Sector Intervention

MOST's Soybean Sector Intervention MOST’s market systems change objectives in the soybean sector are that: 1) smallholders have better access to improved seed; 2) inoculant suppliers invest and expand supply; and 3) small-scale businesses invest in threshing. To this end, MOST’s current interventions in the soybean sector are: Seed stocking and distribution improvements piloted and scaled up New inoculant production and distribution piloted and scaled up Sustainable commercial threshing models piloted and scaled up

Sunflower Sector Intervention

Sunflower Sector Intervention

MOST's Sunflower Sector Intervention MOST’s market systems change objectives in the sunflower sector are that: 1) smallholders have better access to improved seed; and 2) small-scale entrepreneurs invest in oil processing in new rural locations. To this end, MOST’s current interventions in the sunflower sector are: Improved sunflower seed varieties are increasingly available; Seed promotion and agronomic systems piloted and scaled up; Sustainable commercial sunflower oil processing model established and promoted.