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The African Continental Free Trade Area: Opportunities, Threats, and Challenges for Agriculture in Malawi

February 16, 2022

Malawi ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, but it remains largely unknown how the nation will benefit from the intra-African trade. Harnessing trade opportunities may require policy interventions to, for example, ensure access to finance for national producers, reduce transport costs to domestic and regional markets, and implementing a transparent and attractive taxation system.


Challenges and Opportunities for Small Scale Aquaculture Development in Malawi

February 7, 2022

This report presents key findings on the landscape of small-scale aquaculture in Malawi and the challenges faced by fish farmers. This report characterizes small-scale fish farmers, evaluates the profitability of fish farming, and identifies key challenges faced by those who depend on fish for their livelihoods. The evidence outlined here comes from a survey of 732 farms, both individually  and communally owned farms , conducted in June-July 2021 in 10 districts in Malawi.