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AAI Promotes Small and Medium Enterprises Through Improved Business Management Practices

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The development of small and medium enterprises is subject to many limitations that emerges both from their external environments, internal weaknesses and lack of knowledge in small business management. Lack of improved business management skills and application of these skills are some of the biggest factors contributing to SMEs failure. As one way of improving small and medium enterprises (SMEs), African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) through its Agribusiness Acceleration Initiative (AAI) project is improving SMEs with high potential of growth through tailor-made agribusiness solutions that includes training in improved business management.

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Sustaining Small and Medium Enterprises Through Diversification Training

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Agribusiness Acceleration Initiative (AAI) project in partnership with Old mutual imparted the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with diversification mentorship as seasonality of agro dealership business in Malawi affect annual turnover of the agro dealers and this make the SMEs fail to sustain their businesses throughout the year-round. Trainings were done to equip aggregators on how to stock other products and services apart from agro inputs only. 67 SMEs were specifically targeted and trained in business diversification by Old mutual, representing 48 % of annual targeted SMEs. 

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AICC Reduces Drudgery and Empower Women in Mchinji and Mzimba North

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African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) through Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) project is contributing towards strengthening women productivity and access to markets of high value crops. The project is promoting the production of groundnuts, since it is one of the highest value legume crops. Groundnuts is also strategic to the economic empowerment of women. Among other objectives the project envisages to increase access of labour and time saving equipment and services. Traditionally groundnut production requires substantial time for land and seed preparation, planting, cultivating, and harvesting, as well as post-harvest activities like; drying, dehusking, and cleaning the nuts before selling.

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