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In the News

We're always excited when MwAPATA is part of a broader conversation. Look below for a few of the times we've been "In the news".

MwAPATA Institute urges Malawi Parliament to address policy gaps

March 24, 2021

Nyasa Times

The MwAPATA Institute Acting Executive Director William Chadza spoke at the Capital Hotel in Lilongwe to engage members of Parliament who belong to three Parliamentary Committees on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Trade. The gathering was ... Read more

Stakeholders Strategize on Future of Smallholder Farming in Malawi

February 12, 2021


Stakeholders to a solution focused policy virtual seminar have come up with 24 resolutions aimed at redefining the future of smallholder farming in Malawi. Party to them are issues of promoting irrigation agriculture, value addition, agricultural investment, and domestic industry growth...  Read More

Minister Calls for Homegrown Agricultural Policy Research

October 4, 2020

Malawi Nation

Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe says "We are looking at MwAPATA as our home-grown research institution to provide relevant solutions. As MwAPATA is looking at agricultural transformation in the country, it is my ministry which will be a key beneficiary" ... Read more


MwAPATA, NPC sign pact

September 18, 2020

By Dumbani Mzale, Nation Publications Newspaper

The MwAPATA Institute and the National Planning Commission (NPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore long-term collaboration. The partnership is expected to support government develop... Read more

September 20,  2020

Business Malawi

The National Planning Commission (NPC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malawi Agriculture Advancement and Transformation Agenda (Mwapata) Institute towards strengthening collaboration between the two institutions... Read more

Think-tank for responsive reforms in agriculture sector 

March 13, 2020

By Dumbani Mzale, Nation Publications Newspaper

Malawi Agricultural Policy Advancement and Transformation Agenda (Mwapata) Institute says it plans to strengthen the country’s capacity to consider, determine and implement responsive reforms in agriculture sector... Read more

Reserve Bank of Malawi Governor Dalitso Kabambe and renowned Oxford University development economist Paul Collier have said putting in place the right strategies could help Malawi move from poverty to prosperity.
This was observed during the launch of the inaugural Eminent Speaker Series jointly organised by the MwAPATA Institute, Michigan State University, National Planning Commission and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)...  Read more

August 30, 2019

By Taonga Sabola, The Times Group

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