Policy Note 20: Challenges to soya export promotion: An institutional analysis of trade policy in Malawi

This policy note summarizes the results of the full study on the challenges of broadening Malawi's export base from largely tobacco-dominated to include other high potential commodities like soya.  This study hypothesizes that there are institutional barriers impeding consistent growth in soya exports and seek to identify the critical ones and undertakes an institutional analysis of the soya export >> Read more

Working Paper 11: Challenges to soya export promotion: An institutional analysis of trade policy in Malawi

Malawi relies heavily on tobacco for export earnings. One strategy for promoting a more stable and vibrant economy is to diversify away from tobacco and broaden its export base to high potential commodities like soya. This study hypothesizes that there are institutional barriers impeding consistent growth in soya exports and seek to identify the critical >> Read more

Soya Export Bans and Applying Net-Map to Trade Policy Reform in Malawi

Export bans, export license requirements, and other non-tariff barriers (NTB’s) faced by exporters of agricultural commodities have been the subject of much public discourse in Malawi of late. At the May 2014 "Trade, Industry and Private Sector Development Sector Wide Approach (TIPSWAp)" quarterly meeting, ministry officials, private sector representatives, and development partners launched a discussion on >> Read more