National FISP Symposium: Impact and what next?

The National Farm Input Subsidy Programme Symposium, ‘Eight years of FISP – Impact and what next?’, was held on July 14-15, 2014 at the Bingu International Conference Centre. Local and global experts came together to review the state of evidence on the impacts of the program, debate the core objectives and main implementation challenges, and discuss the >> Read more

Announcing National FISP Symposium July 2014

In view of a wide diversity of research findings and changing socio-political conditions since the FISP started eight years ago, the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in collaboration with the Malawi Strategy Support Program (MaSSP) International Food Policy research Institute (IFPRI) and several collaborating partners is organizing a one and a half >> Read more

Upcoming Launch of AgStats Strategic Master Plan

The agricultural statistics sub-sector has developed ‘The Agricultural Statistics Strategic Master Plan (SMP)’ in order to improve integration, coordination, harmonization, and implementation of agricultural statistics in Malawi. The SMP, to be formally launched soon, is expected to guide improvements in the quality, standards, accuracy, reliability, timely release, and accessibility of agricultural statistics. In addition, it >> Read more

Discussion Paper 1335: Agricultural policy processes and the youth in Malawi

Associate Research Fellow Mariam Mapila recently published an IFPRI Discussion Paper on the timely topic of youth in agriculture, a policy issue gaining prominence on the global agenda. Evidence exists which shows growing disillusionment with and disinterest in agricultural-based livelihoods among the youth in Africa south of the Sahara. This disillusionment raises concerns for the future of agriculture >> Read more