Risks of unpredictable trade policy to Malawi’s economic growth


-+*For two years, Malawi has promoted a policy environment conducive to the free trade of soya. This commitment is in line with its strategy to increase the scale of production of oilseed so that processors can count on a stable supply of raw inputs for value addition. Predictable policies help actors along the value chain—from >> Read more

Brazilian poverty-reduction strategies applied in Malawi

-+*Brazil addressed its rural poverty through a set of large-scale government-run social programs targeting smallholder farmers. Could this approach work for Malawi? In the name of south-south cooperation, the "Fomento" project is currently attempting to answer that and other related questions in Malawi and Senegal. See the re-posted blog below written by Kate Ambler, Alan de Brauw, and Susan Godlonton from >> 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

Nutrition implications of women’s time use in agriculture

-+*This month the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange is discussing the implications of agriculture, time use and nutrition. A timely topic, given that women's time use and decisionmaking is one of the four key agriculture-nutrition impact pathways described in the report "Mapping the Linkages between agriculture, food security and nutrition in Malawi", that was recently launched by MaSSP. In a >> Read more