GGEM Mission

GGEM Mission Our Mission is to put more money into farmer’s pockets by offering them an ethical market for their produce.

GGEM Farming exists to strengthen the Agricultural Value Chain by supporting the everyday smallholder farmer to thrive. We are a Social Enterprise that provide Training, Financing and Marketing support so that Malawian farmers earn higher incomes to grow better, eat better and live better. We started this journey because as commercial farmers ourselves, the poverty and injustice faced by the everyday smallholder farmers around us have been for far too long, both perpetual and unfathomable.

We are now proving every season that an Ethical Market Platform that is supported by our GGEM Farming Services will permanently decrease rural farmer poverty in Malawi. We are facilitating their hand up to increased incomes and self-investment.

GGEM Promise

GGEM Farming is driven by our passion for agriculture and the potential it has to boost rural livelihoods and entire communities.

We promise to continue supporting and serving everyday people to be able to work together towards financially equipping themselves to invest in the lives they want to live. We are working towards a Malawi where every man and woman who farms for a living has the access and knowledge to earn a fair income through an Ethical Market Platform, while being a part of a progressive community to share their successes with.

Our Team – Passion and Professionalism

We are a team of agricultural enthusiasts who pride ourselves on our years of practical farming knowledge as well as professional community engagement. We love what we do and above all we value learning and sharing as we continue to pursue the Fight for Fairness- the hand up for Malawi’s Smallholder Farmers.

Founder/ Head of Growth

Kondwani Chijota

10 years experience in Commercial Farming and commodity aggregation in Southern Africa. LLB Hons Law- UK

Design and Operations Lead

Dee Punungwe

10 years experience in partnership working and program design. BSc Hons Psychology with Artificial intelligence, MSc Business Psychology- UK

Communications and Marketing Lead

Safina Hofman

7 years experience in international marketing and communications, specializing in building global linkages for development partnerships. MA Hons Law and  Philosophy- UK

Senior Strategic Advisor

Maria Mhandire

17 years experience in global HR solutions and logistics. BSc (Hons) Business Management, PG.D Leadership Practice, M.Comm Human Resourse Development

Information Systems Advisor

Kay Pagoda

20 years of experience in consulting on enterprise design, systems integration and product development. Sum Cum laude, Computer Information Systems.

Monitoring and Compliance Lead

Nyasha Mhute

Nyasha holds a degree in Law- ZW, with 14 years experience in legal advisory in the NGO private and public sectors- and 3 years experience in sustainable conservation, climate policy adoption, and resilience.

Lead Software Architect

Victor Machinga

6 years of experience in application development for both e-commerce and agricultural services. BSc Computing and Post Grad Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UK

Awards and Recognition

  • Awards and Recognition 2017 Social Impact Incubator Malawi-
  • Community builder Award
  • 2017 Social Impact Incubator Malawi- Graduate Champions
  • 2018 Agricultural Transformation Summit- Agripreneur Panelist
  • 2018 Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards Top 100 finalist
  • 2019 AgroBiz SDG Honors Nominee
  • 2019 Segal Family Foundation- African Visionary Fellow