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
data descriptions, etc)
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.
FAO-Emergency Agric. & Food Security Surveillance (EmA-FSS)
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
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:
IFPRI-Retail Farm gate price data
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.
MwAPATA-Malawi Rural Agricultural Livelihoods Survey
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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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