MwAPATA Institute’s commitment to long-term, inclusive, and transformational partnerships is of paramount importance to its success, as well as, sustained policy influence. MwAPATA will position itself as the leading policy knowledge hub in Malawi, and support the country by providing agricultural production and rural development solutions through informed policy implementation.
The Institute will partner and strengthen its relations and communication with all the key stakeholders along the research life cycle. The partnerships with stakeholders will be done through Partnership Agreements (PAs) and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs). Also, MwAPATA will support national capacity for policy research through innovative partnerships with public and private sector partners. Thus, MwAPATA will build an efficient and effective organizational structure that enables its research programs to deliver on a timely basis, as well as, facilitate effective collaboration with partners.
Currently MwAPATA Institute has partnered with the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), and the National Statistical Office (NSO)
The institute is supported with a grant from the Foundation for Smoke-free World (FSFW) Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) through the Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).