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Data Portal

This portal is an ongoing followup activity to the 2022 Data Symposium.

MwAPATA, in collaboration with the National Planning Commission, the Ministry of Finance (Economic Planning and Development), and the National Statistics Office (NSO) and with funding from USAID, hosted an inaugural Malawian Data Symposium on June 16, 2022. The Symposium was an opportunity for researchers and analysts to learn about publicly available data sets from Malawi, and for institutions to describe their data and make it available.

  • The portal is not a data source in itself. Data are held and managed by their host institutions. This site is a gateway to data where you can learn what is available and how to access it.

  • This site will be updated as new information becomes available, so please check in from time to time.

  • If you would like to add your data to the portal, please contact us. Our only requirements for inclusion are that the data are; i) collected from Malawi, and ii) publicly available (by request or direct download).

  • Contact us with any questions.


Data name & .ppt

Brief description

More info
(survey instruments,
data descriptions, etc)

Contact information

Africa RISING field panel survey

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Monitoring and evaluation data collected by Africa RISING, whose major activities include extension-based interventions


Survey Instruments

Regis Chikowo:

William Burke:

CRS-Rapid Feedback Monitoring System


Growing from Measurement Indicators for Resilience Analysis (MIRA), one unique quality of these data is the acknowledgement of the inherently dynamic nature of resilience, which cannot be captured with typical baseline/endline survey data.

James Campbell:

Chisomo Ngosi:

Joanna Upton:

FAO-Emergency Agric. & Food Security Surveillance (EmA-FSS)

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Bi-weekly (2020-now) monitoring of food security, nutrition and agric. indicators. Covers 18 districts and all Regions with market- and household-level data.

Samuel Kirichu, FAO Malawi:

FEWSNET-Cross Border Food trade in Southern Africa

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FEWS NET monitors staple food prices in countries where we regularly conduct integrated food security analysis, as well as other countries with broader regional or global influence. Cross-border trade data are also available for Southern Africa at select border points.

Information on these and more data available at:

Access reports :

Request data:

IFPRI-Retail Farm gate price data

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Prices are collected across the country but represented population varies by commodity. Data are available for maize, select legumes, other cereals, roots & tubers, chicken, eggs, goats, and fish.



You can also subscribe to our mailing list by sending us an email with your full name, affiliation, and 'Subscribe to Market Reports' in the subject line.

MwAPATA-Malawi Rural Agricultural Livelihoods Survey

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 2019 data to capture detailed information on rural household agriculture and livelihoods in 8 tobacco growing districts of Malawi. Data includes demographics, land, crop and livestock production and marketing, and non-farm income.

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Submit a Data Request

World Fish

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Cross border fish trade at Luangwa border in Zambia and Lake Chirwa in Malawi. Data helps understand the gendered determinants of the impact of Covid-19 among rural small scale cross border traders.

Victor Siamudaala, Country Director



Household-level panel data from Ntchisi and Michinji districts with the most recent round collected in 2018. Data includes demographics, food security, assets, livelihood activities, agricultural technology use, and shocks.

Mirriam Matita:

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