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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Food Imports in Malawi: Trends, Drivers, and Policy Implications
The Past, Present, and Future of Land Use in Malawi: A Background Review
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Think-tank for responsive reforms in agriculture sector
Economists see bright future for Malawi
Malawi Annual Agriculture Policy Conference (MAAPC)
on Supporting Agriculture Transformation in Malawi:
Beyond Research to Implementation
1st & 2nd June 2021 || Lilongwe & Virtual via Zoom
MwAPATA ED, Mr. William Chadza & CISANET National Director, Mrs. Pamela Kuwali
MwAPATA and CISANET agrees on Policy Transformation
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 || 9am to 10am (CAT)
MwAPATA Institute and the Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) on Wednesday, 14th April 2021, officially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a commitment gesture to work together in promoting agriculture policy for transformation. Together, the two institutions will be collaborating on agriculture policy research, advocacy, and stakeholders’ mobilization to build consensus on policy issues and needed reforms for agricultural transformation in Malawi. The MoU was signed by Mr. William Chadza, Acting Executive Director for MwAPATA Institute and Mrs. Pamela Kuwali, National Director for CISANET. Find More details from the links on the left.
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15 April 2021
Nation Publications Ltd
16 April 2021
15 April, 2021
John Namalenga Jnr.
16 April 2021
14 April 2021
Guest of Honor
Right Honorable, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima
Vice President, Republic of Malawi
"Agriculture Transformation for Wealth Creation: Call to Action"
Prof. Ronald Mangani, University of Malawi
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MwAPATA Interfaces the Parliamentary Committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources & Trade and Industry
Tuesday, March 23rd , 2021 || 6pm to 8pm (CAT) || Sunbird Capital Hotel
From left: Mr. William Chadza (ED MwAPATA), Hon. Werani Chilenga (Chairperson - Natural Resources Committee) & Hon. Ulemu Chilapondwa (Vice Chairperson - Agriculture Committee)
MwAPATA hosted a meeting between members of three Parliamentary Committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Trade with an objective of encouraging members of parliament t rely on MwAPATA as a resource for developing evidence-driven policies to catalyze agriculture transformation.
Among others, key issues from the meeting included:
Political will remains a crucially missing ingredient to jumpstarting and sustaining a transformation process.
MwAPATA pledged to provide parliamentarians with empirical evidence to elevate the quality of parliamentary debates and provide critical reviews of analyses done by the ministries themselves.
The committee members requested that MwAPATA regularly produce analyses of the state of agricultural transformation and to facilitate their agricultural sector oversight roles.
The committees proposed MwAPATA to develop a memorandum of understanding with clear terms of reference to govern the working relationship between MwAPATA and the committees.
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MwAPATA Institute urge Malawi parliament to address policy gaps for Agriculture Production, Productivity
By Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
24 March 2021
The Malawi Agriculture Policy Advancement Transformation Agenda (MwAPATA Institute) has challenged that unless Malawi addresses challenges that affect agricultural production and productivity, the country will face teething hitches to transform its economy. Read more
Revitalize agriculture sector, institute urges
By Mathews Kasanda, Times Newspaper
25 March 2021
Independent policy think tank, MwAPATA Institute says the country's agriculture sector continues facing myriad challenges which require fresh policy direction to address. It says a rejig of agriculture supply chains could help the sector regain its charm to remain afloat as Malawi economic backbone Read more
Rainbow TV News Report, by Leah Malekano, 24th March 2021