go to link One of the cooperatives supported by CAVA2 in Malawi “Chinangwa Mbatata Root and Tuber Enterprise” (CMRTE) was voted best farmer group at and received a trophy at the National Agriculture Fair held at COMESA grounds in Blantyre, Malawi. The fair was organized by Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development under the theme “Access to Finance, Value Addition and Markets –Key to Agri-Based Industrialization” from 12th to 15th September 2018. CAVA2 partnered with GIZ to support 7 SMEs/CPGs to exhibit products to create awareness to the general public on cassava products that have market opportunities and facilitate linkages to markets. CMRTE was voted best farmer organization and received a trophy from the Head of State Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika. This has given recognition to the group and other CPGs/SMEs besides creating awareness to the general public about cassava products and their diverse uses. Contacts were created between processors and end users and facilitated opening new market opportunities for cassava products such as high quality cassava flour, starch and grits for livestock feed that have market opportunities and facilitate linkages to markets.