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), as well as members of its Food Security Group (FSG). Muyanga now serves as the principal investigator, William Burke serves as the Acting Research Director, Ayala Wineman and Joey Goeb are Senior Research Fellows, and University Foundation Professor Thom Jayne serves as a Senior Technical Advisor.   


MwAPATA Publications