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Past Events

MwAPATA Interfaces the Parliamentary Committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources & Trade and Industry
Tuesday, March 23rd , 2021


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.

In the News

In Print

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

On Television

Rainbow TV News Report, by Leah Malekano, 24th March 2021

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