Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) was established as a statutory corporation under Chapter 67.03 of the Laws of Malawi. This Act and other enabling laws allowed Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) to enjoy monopoly status in respect of the purchase from smallholder farmers of a range of controlled crops. This enabled the Corporation to manage price support systems and subsidise farmers on customary land. ADMARCs main responsibilities included:
Procuring and selling farm inputs such as fertilizers, seeds and pesticides for crops to all smallholder farmers in Malawi.
Buy produce from both traders and smallholder farmers at good prices, add value, for sale on both export and local markets.