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The 2021 Malawi Annual Agricultural  Policy Conference

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

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Keynote Address

"Agriculture transformation in Malawi:

A Call to Action"

Prof. Ronald Mangani,

University of Malawi


Other Resources

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), organized the First Malawi Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (MAAPC) from 1st to 2nd June 2021 in Lilongwe, Malawi.  The objective of the annual agricultural policy conference was 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 in the future 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 was: 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 policy making to support agricultural transformation in line with the Malawi 2063 Vision. The conference was comprised of speeches, presentations, and panel discussions by key Malawian experts and stakeholders. See buttons below for more resources.

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.

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