Malawi Organic Growers Association (MOGA) is a national membership organization founded in 2000 although it started to operate as a fully fledged organization in 2005. MOGA's main focus is to improve the profitability and sustainability of organic farming as practised by smallholder producers. In this case MOGA as an Umbrella organization services 3 200 farmers all of which are now engaged in organic farming. The crops that farmers grow organically include food crops, vegetables, legumes, fruits, mushrooms, and herbal plants ans spices. MOGA trains farmers in organic production and planning, establishment of internal quality control systems. MOGA further supports farmers who want to convert to organic farming with advice. One of the challenges facing small scale farmers in Malawi are difficulties in accessing formal produce markets. Much of this is a result of farmers failing to produce quality produce and to plan their production in a way that meets quantities and time lines required by the markets. Thus MOGA in its training activities will assist farmers to ocercome these problems. MOGA in assoociation with the Malawi Bureau of Standards has developed local organic standards and farmers will be trained to meet these standards to be able to access local organic markets.
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