Demand grows for Malawian products

Post was last updated: September 9, 2016

AHL Commodities Exchange, a subsidiary of AHL Group, says demand for products from Malawi is growing on the international market as more potential buyers continue to expresses interest.

The commodities on demand include pigeon peas, ground nuts, sunflower, sorghum, popcorn, maize and rice.

The Exchange says it is still engaging other potential buyers to widen the market for Malawian commodities.

According to AHCX Communications Manager, Thom Khanje, current demand for pigeon peas is pegged at 100, 000 metric tonnes, 130, 000 metric tonnes for soya beans, 80,000 metric tonnes ground nuts, 30, 000 metric tonnes sunflour and 10, 000 metric tonnes for kidney beans.

“Both farmers and traders need to use the opportunity and make the most of the growing demand for local products to maximize profit. AHCX is also negotiating for export orders for value added products such as Urad dhal, Pink dhal, Oil dhal, Chana dhal, steak and chops spice, aromat, PeriPeri, Braii spice, chicken spice and Paprika,” Khanje said.

Khanje said AHCX is still receiving expressions of interest including details on volumes available and offer prices from those with the commodities and products for prospecting and specific trade arrangements.

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