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Biriwiri Farmers and Marketing Cooperative Society Limited
Total number of member: 200 members
P.O.Box 61, Ntcheu, MALAWI


   
 
Factory
Packaging Crisps Making Crisps  


Biriwiri farmers Cooperative Society Limited (BIFAM) is an autonomous Association of farmers united voluntarily to meet there common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and controlled enterprise. BIFAM is legally registered as a limited company, Registration No753. Current membership stands at 200. The project goal is to enhance productivity, add value and provide a market for potatoes that provide livelihood for the targeted farming population. BIFAM has its Head Offices at Ntcheu along M1 road next to Old Catholic Church opposite Ntcheu National Bank Branch. The Company is engaged in processing and tradining of raw irish potatoes and manufacturing of potato crisps. Commercial production started on 19th March 2009. After acquiring production machinery through OVOP. Today this company extends its market reach around Ntcheu, Balaka, Liwonde, Zomba, Blantyre, Mwanza, Dedza and Lilongwe, supplying BBQ and Tomato flavored potato crisps directly to wholesale shops and consumers.


Mission Statement

To be aleading, efficient, manufacturer of quality and affordable potato crisps and competitive supplier of processed Irish potatoes in Malawi and the region. We will strive to economically and socially empower our individual members, households and communities.


Vision

To be one of the best processing companies in Malawi by being:

  • Our Customer's first choice.
  • Our employee's first choice
  • Responsible to our members and a leader in our Community.


Objectives of the Cooperative

The aim of the cooperative shall be to improve the lives of its members economicaaly and socially by helping them get farm inputs and improve their farming by following sound business management procedures. To fullfil this objective, the cooperative shall:

  • Get funds by selling shares and by receiving registration fees from its members.
  • Encouraging Its members to grow Irish potatoes and other crops.
  • Find markets for members to sell their produce even outside the country.
  • Buy farm inputs such as fertilizers, seed pesticides and others and sell them to its members at a reasonable price.
  • Ensure that members grow quality crops by providing them with the necessary training.
  • Lend its members some farm inputs such as fertilizers, seeds, pesticides and others that help them to increase production.
  • Encourage its members to protect the environment such as soil by using modern farming methods and mitigating climate change.
  • Present its members in government, government organizations, nongovernmental organizations and business institutions.
  • Ensure that its members have a saving culture and also a habit of repaying loans on time.
  • Empower its members in the farming through training possible technologies.
  • Purchase vecle for transporting produce for its members to the markey as well as farm inputs, the cooperative shall purchase for its members.
  • Manufacture items by using crops grown in the area such as Irish Potatoes and others.
  • Take part in preventing the spreading of HIV and Aids.


100% Biriwiri Potato

At the foot of the cool Kirk Ranges in the Warm Heart of Africa lies Ntcheu District, where the best Farmers Pride produce are grown. Our highest quality crisps are made from one of these natural produce the Irish potato.
Biriwiri crisps have the natural freshness, richness and flavour as the Kirk Ranges themselves.
Biriwiri crisps are produced by BiFAM (Biriwiri Farmers and Marketing Cooperative Society Limited).
BiFAM tasty and mouth watering crisps are made for you in particular, on your way up North and down South Malawi.


Our Main Products




Potato Crisps
 
Basic Information
June 2009

Group Name
Biriwiri Farmers and Marketing Cooperative Society Limited
Membership
200 members (male: --, female: --)
Year
Year of Establishment: 2005
Year of OVOP participation: 2007
Email Address
biriwiricooperative@yahoo.com
Address
P.O Box 61, Ntcheu, MALAWI
Tel
+265 0 1 235 744/743
Products
Potato crisps Barbaque, Potato Crisps Tomato Ketchup, Potato Crisps Cheese and Onion, Potato Crisps Garlic and Herbal, Raw Potatoes commodity.
Location
Ntcheu, Opposite National Bank of Malawi Branch
Market
Ntcheu local market, Blantyre, Lilongwe, Dedza and Zomba,


Group Information

[Support from OVOP/JICA]
Potato crisps making machinery, package and trainings
[Support from Other Organizations]
ADF, RLEEP, CIP, MRITC
[Contribution by members]
Factory Shell
[Support by District Assembly]
None
[Background]
The Group was facilitated by OVOP Secretariat and district assembly.


Strength and Opportunities

[Material / Products:]
Ntcheu is famous for Irish potato production

 

 
 


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