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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. MwAPATA was established with a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World via Michigan State University and continues with the support of the Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development and other partners.

Recent  Event

Fertilizer and Soil Health Country Position Paper and Plan of Action
Validation Workshop

Date: Tuesday, 26th September 2023, BICC, Lilongwe, Malawi || Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm CAT

Join Virtually on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 836 6378 3040

Mr. Chimwemwe
Khoswe, Ministry of Agriculture 265 998 967 871
Ms. Joyce Minofu, MwAPATA Institute 265 882 973 727or Email:

Organized by the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with MwAPATA Institute and Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


2023 Malawi Agricultural Productivity and Commercialization Conference (MAPCC)

Diversified Agricultural Value Chains for Improved Trade Balances and Foreign Currency Reserves

Date: 30th - 31st August 2023 || BICC, Lilongwe, Malawi

Watch the conference day 1 here
Watch the conference day 2 here


Presentations and more information about the conference is available here

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Guest of Honor:

Hon. Simplex Chithyola,
Minister of Trade & Industry

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Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Agnes Kalibata,
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)


Climate Change and Economic Development in Africa National Research Dissemination Workshop
Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023 || Time: 8:30am - 12:30 pm || Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe 

Please find the livestream here and a summary of event here.


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Malawi Data Portal online

New Research


MwAPATA hosts Senior Media house staff to a breakfast by MwAPATA on World Press Freedom Day
Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2023 || Lilongwe, Malawi 

Senior media house staff were hosted by MwAPATA to a breakfast interaction on Wednesday 3rd May 2023.  MwAPATA Institute realizes the power of media in dissemination of research findings for transformational impact hence it invited 11 main media houses to an interaction on World Press Freedom Day.

Speaking at the breakfast interaction, MwAPATA Executive Director, Mr. William Chadza said "MwAPATA has a pool of experts who are available to provide evidence to issues pertaining to the development of the nation."

Since the launch of MwAPATA in 2021, media houses have been instrumental in dissemination of research outputs through quotations, features or exclusive interviews among many other.

MwAPATA Institute welcomes the Director of Agriculture Programs and Partnerships from the Foundation for Smoke-Free World (FSFW) 
Date: Monday 20th March 2023|| Lilongwe, Malawi 

Mr. Scott Kleinberg, Director of Agriculture Programs and Partnerships at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) on Monday 20th March 2023 visited MwAPATA Institute offices.  He was welcomed by the Chairperson of the MwAPATA Board of Directors Prof. Richard Mkandawire and the Executive Director Mr. William Chadza.

The Foundation for Smoke Free World has been financially supporting MwAPATA Institute through the Michigan State University Food Security Group since its inception in 2019. The Foundation also provides support to MSU for the Policy Support for Agriculture Transformation (PolSAT) which is a project for the Ministry of Agriculture. 

Social Protection Programs and Climate Resilience in Malawi, Roundtable Discussion

Date: 09th March 2023, Lilongwe, Malawi || Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm CAT

Find the event live recording here

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