Tawonga Cooking Oil Processing Enterprise

Supporting women farmers in finding a market for their crops by selling cooking oil
2023 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Winner Sustainable Agriculture Malawi

Tawonga Cooking Oil Processing Enterprise finds a market for women farmers’ crops in the northern region of Malawi by producing cooking oil and other products from sunflower, soybean, and groundnut seeds using sustainable agriculture practices.

The enterprise produces cooking oil, soya pieces, animal feed, and washing soap made with sunflower, soybean, and groundnut seeds from women farmers. The products are distributed through direct sales and sales agents.

The company offers cooking oil on credit to small-scale businesses to substitute charcoal.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Tawonga Cooking Oil Processing Enterprise practices and promotes agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, afforestation, and reforestation. The enterprise shares knowledge on agricultural climate adaptation measures with women farmers.The enterprise trains local youth and women farmers on sustainable agriculture practices and overall business management while linking them to financial opportunities. The company also secures the market for its crops by making products with them.

The enterprise is directly engaged in afforestation activities, having planted over 210,000 trees (2023). The company also reduces deforestation by providing alternatives to traditional charcoal for cooking.
  • Training local youth and women farmers on sustainable agriculture practices and business operations
  • Construction of a bridge to ease access to Embangweni in the Mzimba district

 

  • Afforestation by planting over 210,000 trees (2023)
  • Reducing deforestation by offering clean alternatives to traditional charcoal for households and businesses
  • Waste management facility that enables the reuse of waste
  • Linking youth and women farmers with financial opportunities, e.g., loans and grants
  • Providing direct and indirect employment to women and youth

 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Department of Climate Change, Wildlife, Tourism, and Culture

Department of Forestry and Agricultural Extension Services

Cooperatives, Associations, other entities

SEED Library

In the SEED Library you can read case studies and briefs and explore recent news and blog posts related to the enterprise.
Read more

Collaborate with Tawonga Cooking Oil Processing Enterprise

Use this form to contact the enterprise directly. The submission of this form notifies SEED of your contact request.
I consent to having SEED collect my details and protect my submitted data in line with privacy policy
Joy Hayley Munthali

Meet more enterprises in the sector

Bwengu Tomato Production and Processing

2015 SEED Africa Award Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Malawi

AfriLeap

2019 SEED South Africa Award Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Johannesburg, South Africa

Viva Organica

2023 Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Botswana

ORIBAGS INNOVATIONS (U) LTD

2010 SEED Award Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Kampala, Uganda

Aikya Organics

2019 SEED Low Carbon Award Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Kanpur, India

Walali Company Limited

2017 SAG-SEED Award Winner
Sustainable Agriculture Rodrigues Island, Mauritius