Supporting Agriculture Transformation in Malawi: Beyond Research to Implementation

1st-2nd June 2021  ||  Bingu International Conference Center  ||  via Zoom  ||  Lilongwe, Malawi

Guest of Honor

Right Honorable Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, Vice President,

Republic of Malawi

Keynote Address

"Agriculture transformation in Malawi:

A Call to Action"

Prof. Ronald Mangani,

University of Malawi


MwAPATA Institute, in partnership with the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Ministry of Agriculture, the Center for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Donor Committee in Agriculture and Food Security (DCAFS) and Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI), is organizing the Malawi Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (MAAPC).  The Inaugural Conference will be held from 1st to 2nd June 2021 in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The objective of the annual agricultural policy conference is to create a platform for strategic dialogue and evidence based policy guidance and implementation support for agricultural transformation. This annual conference will provide a platform for disseminating new evidence to stakeholders, exploring partnerships in research, harmonizing policy messaging to stakeholders, and increasing uptake of new research findings in policymaking processes. The theme of the inaugural MAAPC is: Supporting Agriculture Transformation in Malawi: Beyond Research to Implementation. The expected output from the conference is integration of new research findings into Malawi’s agricultural policymaking to support agricultural transformation in line with the Malawi 2063 Vision. The conference will comprise presentations and panel discussions by key Malawian experts and stakeholders, to identify successful and scalable innovations that achieve agricultural transformation, wealth creation, and improved livelihoods.

Conference Thematic Areas

Theme 1: 

Agricultural productivity: Sharing research findings and identifying and promoting new innovations that can be scaled up.


Theme 2: 

Agriculture commercialization: Sharing research findings and identifying viable agricultural value chains for investments and policy support.

Theme 3: 

Resilience in action: Support agri-food systems to absorb and recover from random shocks and stresses that affect agricultural production and livelihood.

Theme 4: 

Supporting Malawi 2063 Vision: Role of research in informing medium- and long- term strategies for implementing the Malawi 2063 Vision.

Call for Paper Submissions

The conference organizers will accept the submission of high-quality papers describing original and innovative results of conceptual, constructive, experimental and theoretical work or research in all of the thematic areas mentioned.

All manuscripts will be subjected to double blind peer-review and are expected to meet the scientific criteria of novelty and academic excellence.  The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the paper has been approved by all other co-authors and takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation


The paper should contain the Title, Author and contacts (include Affiliation), Introduction, Purpose/Objectives, Methodology, Findings/Results, Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations, Acknowledgements (when appropriate), References and Appendices (when appropriate). Find detailed guide here