EPIC aims to empower rural producers and their wider communities to influence public decisions and private sector conduct in favour of bottom-up, locally beneficial and more sustainable investments in commercial agriculture. Role included creating a feasibility report to assess the potential of expanding into four commercial value chains: banana, dairy farming, beans, and/or Irish potatoes. Feasibility reporting was informed by field FGDs with smallholder farmers belonging to an association in Thyolo, Malawi, as well as consultations with institutional stakeholders including Satemwa Tea Estate and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Results were presented to EPIC through a combination of reporting and validation workshops. Imani provided technical advising and MEL support to EPIC across its implementation period, including technical advising and administrative support for the resulting pilot programme for beekeeping amongst the Msuwadzi tea growers association.