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MwAPATA Institute

The MwAPATA Institute is an independent agricultural policy think tank in Malawi. The Institute is engaging the Government of Malawi, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in a program of applied policy analysis, policy outreach, capacity building, and policy coordination.

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Theme: "Operationalizing the Cannabis Industry for Malawi's economic growth"
Thursday, September 15th, 2022 || 9:00am -11:00 am CAT ||
Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources (LUANAR), Lilongwe & Zoom

 

Eminent Speaker:      Rodger Saunt, Chief Executive Officer
                                   Malawi Canabbis Medical Laboratories Limited

Presentation available here;


Discussant:                 Dr. Salipira,  Chief Executive Officer
                                   Cannabis Regulatory Authority (CRA) - Malawi

Panelists:                    Mr. Bonface Kadzamira, Board Chairperson, CRA - Malawi
                                   Prof. Moses Maliro, Plant Breeding Specialist, Crop Science, LUANAR
                                    Mr. Nebert Nyirenda, Executive Director, Invegrow Limited

                                    Dr. Seraphin Khonje, Cannabis Specialist, Profix Eco-Industries 

 

 


 

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Policy Prioritization through Value Chain Analysis Launch

Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2022 || Time: 8:00am -13:00pm (CAT) ||
Venue: BICC, Lilongwe, Malawi
Organizers: MwAPATA Institute, BFAP (Data Driven Insight), IFPRI & AGRA
Presentation is available
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Malawi Data Portal online

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Transforming Malawian Agriculture Through
Mega-Farms Roundtable Discussion

Date: Wednesday, 10th August 2022 || Time: 8:00am -12:30pm (CAT) ||
Venue: Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe, Malawi

Find event recording from Facebook
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Read Policy Options and Recommendations here

Agriculture is the cornerstone of Malawi’s economy, contributing about 23% to the GDP,  85% to foreign export earnings, and the main employer of the labor force (Malawi Government, 2022). Despite being pivotal to the economy, the sector has been facing numerous challenges.  Through the MW2063, Malawi government has envisioned shifting away from low productivity and subsistence-oriented agriculture to a more commercialized manufacturing-linked agricultural system.  Mega Farms is one of the strategies being employed.

MwAPATA Institute, in partnership with the National Planning Commission, Farmers Union of Malawi, and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, organized a Roundtable discussion to initiate a conversation around the transforming Malawian agriculture through Megafarms, Read More.
 

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Event Video Highlight

Presentations: 

      By Mr. Martin Kausi,

      Deputy Director of Crop Development, Ministry of Agriculture

       By Dr. Anderson Gondwe,

       Research Fellow, MwAPATA Institute