The National Smallholder Farmers' Association of Malawi (NASFAM) is the largest smallholder owned membership organisation in Malawi. It is founded on the principles of collective action and is democratically governed by its members.
All NASFAM's operations are guided by its vision to be:
“the leading smallholder-owned business and development organisation in Malawi, producing economic and social benefits for members, their communities and the country”.
with the mission of NASFAM being:
“to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Through a sustainable network of smallholder-owned business organisations, NASFAM promotes farming as a business in order to develop the commercial capacity of its members, and delivers programmes which enhance member productivity”
Funded by the US Government, the NASFAM concept was set up in 1995 to support and organise smallholder tobacco production. Since that time, the NASFAM focus has diversified to production of other cash and food crops. NASFAM, as it is now, was legally registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act in February 1998.