COVID-19 and price uncertainties in grain marketing in Malawi
January 14, 2021

In the third and final blog of the series on grain marketing in Malawi, APRA researcher Stevier Kaiyatsa looks at the contributing effects of COVID-19 on grain price instability, the implication of this, and what the Malawian government can do to tackle the problem. Part one examined the role played by small-scale traders in the… Read more »


APRA researcher questions Malawi’s approach on poverty reduction
November 16, 2020

Following two widely-circulated media stories on a hard-hitting policy brief on agribusiness investment, and a report on how COVID-19 is affecting food systems and rural livelihoods, the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Malawi team have engaged with the press on their research activities once again. APRA researcher and member of Economics Association of Malawi,… Read more »


For more detailed information about our research in Malawi, download our country brochure. APRA is working in Malawi to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to:

  • Examine the livelihood trajectories of households participating in groundnut commercialisation through medium to long-term longitudinal studies;
  • Assess key policy issues associated with changing patterns of agricultural commercialisation through an analysis of incentives for business investment in agricultural commercialisation and implications for policy.

Contact Person: Ephraim Chirwa | echirwa@yahoo.com