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MwAPATA Institute

The MwAPATA Institute is an independent agricultural policy think tank in Malawi. The Institute is engaging the Government of Malawi, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in a program of applied policy analysis, policy outreach, capacity building, and policy coordination.

Upcoming Event

A Roundtable on Key Drivers of the Fertilizer Price Surge and Policy Options
Thursday, September 16th, 2021 || 5:00 - 7:00 pm CAT || Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe ||  Zoom Info 

The MwAPATA Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have organized a roundtable to initiate a conversation around the drivers of the fertilizer price surge and key policy options.

 

Presentations:

The Inorganic Fertilizer Price Surge in 2021: Key Drivers and Policy Options

 

Dr. Christone Nyondo, Research Fellow, MwAPATA Institute

Why are fertilizer prices in Malawi high? and What can be done?

Dr. Jan Duchoslav, Research Fellow, IFPRI -Malawi

Should you require further information regarding the roundtable, please do not hesitate to contact us

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Recent Event

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The 6th Nd   zotheka Eminent Speaker Series:
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 || 5:00 - 7:00 pm CAT || Sunbird Capital, Lilongwe & Virtual via Zoom 

Prof. Kevin Chika Urama
Senior Director, African Development Institute
African Development Bank

Theme: 
The importance of Human and Institutional Capacity Enhancement in Building Resilient Agri-Food Systems in Africa 

Event Pictures

Mr. William Chadza, MwAPATA Executive Director
Mr. William Chadza, MwAPATA Executive Director

Giving opening remarks

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Mrs. Erica Maganga, Principle Secretary, MoA
Mrs. Erica Maganga, Principle Secretary, MoA

Making official opening remarks

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Mr. William Chadza
Mr. William Chadza

Following deliberations

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Mr. William Chadza, MwAPATA Executive Director
Mr. William Chadza, MwAPATA Executive Director

Giving opening remarks

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Prof. Kevin Chika Urama gave an overview of the food systems in Africa, and shared recommendations on how to address gaps identified in the system. He highlights the importance of:

 

  • Honoring the Maputo declaration

  • Developing national agricultural innovation systems

  • Digitizing of the agri-food system

  • Facilitating public private partnerships to invest in markets and agricultural research and development

  • Developing and strengthening local think tanks to ensure evidence-based policy design.

The seminar was followed by comments from discussant, Prof. Richard Mkandawire, Director of the Alliance for Africa Partnership, and Board Chair of both MwAPATA and NPC,  and a panel comprised of Prof. Address Malata, Vice Chancellor of the Malawi University of Science and Technology, Dr. Agnes Mwangwela, Bunda College Director, LUANAR, and Dr. Rodwell Mzonde, Director of Planning and Services in the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

In case you missed it, you can watch the full event, or read the summary report

More Resources

Speech by Principal Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Erica Maganga

Speech by Mr. William Chadza, Executive Director for MwAPATA Institute

If there is anything that you cant find, please contact us 
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