- The capital and main city is Lilongwe.
- The official language is English
- Area: 45,747 sq mi (approx. 1/2 the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 18 million in 2016
- Climate: Malawi has a sub-tropical climate, which is relatively dry and seasonal
Fun Fact: Malawi is home to the third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi. It is known to be a "hot spot of biodiversity," with its deep clear waters and varied habitats containing the largest number of fish species of any lake in the world.
Main Research Themes
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
- Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
Published on June 22, 2022
ReNAPRI Webinar to discuss the effects of disasters and shocks on Africa’s food systems will feature Thom Jayne and PRCI affiliated speakers
Published on May 26, 2022
Dignitaries and academics will gather at agricultural conference organized by researchers from Malawi and MSU
Published on January 19, 2021
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) faculty, Dr. Thomas Jayne and Dr. Milu Muyanga have led the development of a new policy research institute.
Published on October 3, 2019
University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), Thomas Jayne, recently spoke to African policymakers at the African Green Revolution Forum in Ghana.
Published on October 19, 2018
NAPAS: Malawi supports the rice subsidy program reform.
Publications and Presentations
Published on March 1, 2023
PRCI Policy Brief #8. Examines the effects of seed, fertilizer, and combined input subsidies on younger and older farmers in Malawi with recommendations for policy. Written by STAAARS+ Fellows team from MwAPATA.
Published on February 7, 2023
Working Paper from the STAAARS+ Fellowship program cohort 2 team from Malawi about input subsidy effects on household outcomes in Malawi.
Published on September 1, 2022
Burke, W. J., Snapp, S. S., Peter, B. G., & Jayne, T. S. (2022). Sustainable intensification in jeopardy: Transdisciplinary evidence from Malawi. Science of the Total Environment, 837, 155758.
Published on July 4, 2022
Khonje, M. G., Nyondo, C., Mangisoni, J. H., Ricker-Gilbert, J., Burke, W. J., Chadza, W., & Muyanga, M. (2022). Does subsidizing legume seeds improve farm productivity and nutrition in Malawi? Food Policy
Published on July 4, 2022
Khonje, M. G., Nyondo, C., Mangisoni, J. H., Ricker-Gilbert, J., Burke, W. J., Chadza, W., & Muyanga, M. (2022). Does subsidizing legume seeds improve farm productivity and nutrition in Malawi? Food Policy, 102308.