Do those not enrolled in Fairtrade arrangements in Malawi still benefit?
October 29, 2020

In the second of a two-part blog series, APRA researcher Stevier Kaiyatsa examines the Fairtrade groundnut arrangement in Mchinji, Malawi, and asks whether farmers not enrolled it still benefit? For part one on whether smallholder farmers in Malawi benefit from selling their goods small-scale traders in rural markets, click here. This blog is based on… 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