The twin objectives of the NAPAS: Malawi project are to improve the agriculture investment climate in Malawi and to enable increased commercialization of Malawi’s agricultural sector.
In order to enable substantial progress to be made towards these objectives, the project has three technical components:
- Provide technical support for policy formulation;
- Engage in communication activities to inform debate on agriculture and food security policy issues, and
- Address gaps in analytical expertise constraining agricultural policy reform
Global Change Learning Lab in sub-Saharan Africa
Status: Core-funded Activities and Associate Award
Funding Dates: November 2014-September 2017
Previous Fundings: From FSP core
Name of the Project: New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support: Malawi project (NAPAS: Malawi)
Components: C1-C2, C3, C4
Themes: Gender, Nutrition, Climate Change, Youth Employment
Flora Nankhuni, Chief of Party and Associate Professor, International Development, MSU
Todd Benson, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Sheryl Hendriks, Director of the Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
NAPAS: Malawi published six value chain studies to inform Malawi's policy makers and investors: Cassava, groundnuts, macademia, pigoen pea, potato and tea.
June 13, 2018 - MoAIWD launched the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) which is the medium-term investment framework for the agricultural sector for the next five years.
The 2017 article by Jake Ricker-Gilbert and Thomas Jayne, "Estimating the Enduring Effects of Fertiliser Subsidies on Commercial Fertiliser Demand and Maize Production: Panel Data Evidence from Malawi," published in Journal of Agricultural Economics, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers.