RTI international approached Imani to conduct research on two nutritious value chains – fish and dairy – in Malawi, with specific reference to the external domain and market-side factors impacting accessibility and availability to rural households. ICL contributed to RTI (with direction from USAID)’s selection of value chains, devised a research methodology to meet RTI’s objectives, conducted extensive key informant interviews with private sector, governmental, and donor-funded agencies working in the value chains, to ultimately produce two comprehensive market systems assessments and facilitate a multi-sectoral stakeholder workshop. Actionable recommendations to increase the provision and accessibility of fish and dairy in Malawi were validated by stakeholders and presented to RTI, USAID, and stakeholders