MwAPATA was established with a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World via Michigan State University, and continues with the support of the Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development and several other partners.
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July 24, 2022
President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera graced the official opening of the 2022 Malawi Agricultural Productivity and Commercialization Conference on 9th June 2022. The conference took two days and key themes contributing to driving agricultural diversification in support of the aspirations of Malawi2063 were discussed. Practical experiences and exhibitions were part of the conference. This report summarizes the proceedings.
June 16, 2022
MwAPATA collected data for the Malawi Rural Agricultural Livelihoods Survey (MRALS) in 2019 to capture more-detailed, representative data on rural household agriculture and livelihoods in 8 tobacco growing districts of Malawi. This report introduces the MRALS design, describes the data collection, and presents descriptive statistics from key modules including demographics, land, crop and livestock production and marketing, and non-farm income.
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.
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.