MwAPATA Institute

Michigan State University (MSU) has a long history of research and engagement in Malawi to improve the country’s agricultural and public health outcomes.   MSU reinforced this legacy of collaboration by supporting the establishment of the MwAPATA Institute. The MwAPATA Institute is a Malawian-led agricultural policy research institute that engages the government of Malawi, the private sector, and civil society in applied research, policy outreach, capacity building, and policy coordination.

The idea for the institute came out of discussions in 2018 between the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) and researchers at Michigan State University, including MSU University Foundation Professor Dr. Thomas Jayne and Dr. Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor of of International Development, both in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) and members of its Food Security Group (FSG).  Jayne serves as the principal investigator overseeing the creation of the Institute and Muyanga serves as the co-principal investigator.


MwAPATA Publications