Special seminar by Prof. David Canning: The Demographic Dividend in Africa: Does it Apply to Malawi?

On 5 August 2016 IFPRI-Malawi held a special seminar by Professor David Canning (Professor of Population Science and Professor of Economic & Public Health at Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health) entitled “The Demographic Dividend in Africa: Does it apply to Malawi?” Professor Canning presented on the components of population growth, new views on >> Read more

Malawi Land Symposium Event: Report available

The National Land Symposium on “Complexities of Land Issues in Malawi and their Implications for Agricultural Commercialization” is one of the activities carried out under the policy communication component of the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support: Malawi Project (NAPAS: Malawi). The symposium was held on 20 April 2016 at the Bingu International Conference Center in >> Read more

Compact2015 Malawi Roundtable Discussion: reports available

In the coming lean season Malawi is likely to face its largest humanitarian crisis of the decade. This dire situation raises the question of what must be done to protect the most vulnerable from the lasting effects of acute undernutrition, as well as how to sustainably address chronic hunger and undernutrition in this country. Compact2025, >> Read more

Compact 2025 Initiative to hold Roundtable Discussion in Malawi

In the coming year Malawi is likely to face its largest humanitarian crisis of the decade. This dire situation, in spite of continued action by government and development partners, raises the question of what must be done to sustainably address hunger and undernutrition in this country. A new IFPRI initiative attempts to answer this question. >> Read more

Maize markets symposium: event report & recommendations

On 1 October 2015, IFPRI, with support from a multi-partner planning committee, held a high-level event to explore the evidence on best practices for improving the functionality of staple food markets. Technical presentations from IFPRI, FAO, the World Bank, and IAPRI laid out evidence on the topic. Stakeholder discussions then reflected on the current realities >> Read more

Research Symposium on Making Maize Market Work for All

Last week, IFPRI, with support from a multi-partner planning committee, held a high-level event to explore the evidence on best practices for improving the functionality of staple food markets. Evidence shows that issues of inflation and price seasonality can negatively impact food security and economic growth, but that there are policy solutions for addressing these challenges. The >> Read more

Multi-sectoral event on agriculture, food security and nutrition linkages

The Malawi Strategy Support Program convened a multi-sectoral event on 28 April 2015 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The main objectives were to present the outcomes of the report "Mapping the Linkages between agriculture, food security and nutrition in Malawi," that reviews the conceptual and empirical linkages between agriculture, food security and nutrition in Malawi, and to discuss the implications >> Read more

2015 ECAMA Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the second annual research symposium of the Economics Association of Malawi and are calling for abstract submissions. Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2014, the 2015 ECAMA Research Symposium will focus on “Agricultural transformation and value chain development for sustainable economic development”, bringing together local and international >> Read more

The Virtuous Food Security-Energy-Water Nexus: presentation of mid-term results

IFPRI will host a dissemination workshop on the Virtuous Food Security-Energy-Water Nexus in Malawi, at the Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Mid-term results will be presented from the project “Policies and institutions for achieving the virtuous Food Security-Energy-Water Nexus in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Malawi”. The project is a >> Read more

Inaugural ECAMA Research Symposium

The 2014 Inaugural Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) Research Symposium was successfully held from October 8th-10th at Golden Peacock Hotel, Lilongwe. The Symposium which was organized in partnership with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Malawi was funded by the European Union. Over 85 participants took part in >> Read more