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    • Agriculture was a common alternative livelihood strategy for rural Malawians. Photo credit: Dianne Tipping-Woods for Africa Nature Based Tourism Platform
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    • Agriculture was a common alternative livelihood strategy for rural Malawians. Photo credit: Dianne Tipping-Woods for Africa Nature Based Tourism Platform 3
    • Agriculture was a common alternative livelihood strategy for rural Malawians. Photo credit: Dianne Tipping-Woods for Africa Nature Based Tourism Platform 4
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    • Snares are used to capture wildlife for bushmeat in some rural communities. Photo credit: Dianne Tipping-Woods for Africa Nature Based Tourism Platform
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Funds needed to bolster tourism recovery in Malawi

With tourists slow to return, Malawi looks to complementary alternatives to tide tourism-reliant communities over, including soft loans, business capacity development, and agricultural enrichment projects

“People who live around Kasungu National Park depend on tourism and agriculture. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic killed tourism and disrupted rural markets. It was a tragedy for many local people.” These observations on the effects of the pandemic around Kasungu National Park in Malawi by Malidadi Langa, the…

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New Economic Analysis Calls for Bold Reforms for Malawi’s Macroeconomic Stability and Service Delivery Ambitions

The 15th Edition of the MEM underscores significant deterioration in the government’s finances, with the deficit reaching its highest level in over a decade

A series of external and domestic shocks are putting acute pressure on Malawi’s macro-economy, increasing the urgency to protect essential services for the vulnerable says the latest World Bank’s Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM). The 15th Edition of the MEM underscores significant deterioration in the government’s finances, with the deficit reaching its highest…

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Global Environment Facility approves $18 million to support FAO-led projects in Africa and Latin America

Five countries will benefit from projects focusing on biodiversity and water security

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the decision of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to approve three FAO-led projects in five countries, totalling $18 million in funding. The three new projects – in Nigeria, Venezuela and a regional initiative encompassing Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda…

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Victims Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation are Being Failed by Malawi’s Criminal Justice System

There is a pressing need for cases to be prosecuted and concluded within a reasonable time

Victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation (Sex trafficking) in Malawi are being failed by the country’s criminal justice system. Few cases make it to court, and the ones that do are plagued by multiple delays, with perpetrators rarely punished. Malawian NGO People Serving Girls at Risk (PSGR) (https://bit.ly/3xXzwGN) and international…

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Refugees at risk: UN uncovers human trafficking at camp in Malawi

The widespread exploitation of men, women, and children at a refugee camp in Malawi has been uncovered by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Malawian Police Service

Now measures are underway to dismantle the human trafficking networks operating within the Dzaleka Refugee Camp, identify and rescue their victims, and bring those responsible to justice. “The situation was much worse than we first envisaged,” says UNODC’s Maxwell Matewere, who initially visited the camp in October 2020, where he trained camp staff…

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Malawi: African Development Bank Extends Grants of $9.25 Million for Rollout of Climate Disaster Risk Financing

The funding will support the government of Malawi to develop climate risk management solutions and pay its sovereign risk premium for the transfer of drought risks under the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved two grants of $9.25 million to implement the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Programme (ADRiFi) in Malawi. The move will boost the country’s resilience against climate-related shocks and food insecurity. The funding will support the government of Malawi to…

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Malawi hosts the 29th Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Poliomyelitis Eradication meeting

Malawi was selected to host the ARCC meeting as it is considered a polio-affected country after the country declared an outbreak of wild poliomyelitis on 17 February

Malawi is from 6-10 June 2022 hosting the 29th Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Poliomyelitis Eradication meeting. The ARCC meeting is being held at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. The meeting was officially opened on 7 June 2022 by the Deputy Minister of Health Honorable Enock Phale and…

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IMF Staff Completes Mission to the Republic of Malawi for Discussions on the Request for a Four-Year Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

The authorities have requested an arrangement in the back of the protracted balance of payments problem

The Malawian authorities and IMF staff had positive and productive discussions on policies needed to restore macroeconomic stability, ensure public debt sustainability, and advance structural reforms to support sustainable and inclusive growth and address the impact of the COVID pandemic, spillovers from war in Ukraine and climate-related shocks; the authorities’…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

India: Visit of Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan to Zimbabwe and Malawi (June 06-09, 2022)

India shares excellent bilateral relations with both Zimbabwe and Malawi

Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to the Republic of Zimbabwe (06-07 June 2022) and the Republic of Malawi (08-09 June 2022). During the visit to Zimbabwe, MoS will call on H.E. Mr. Emmerson D. Mnangagwa, President of the…

Source: FAO Regional Office for Africa |

African countries celebrate the importance of fish industries employing 5.4 million people and providing essential nutrition

Artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are important across Africa, with annual production of 5.2 million tonnes, and a value of USD 5.8 billion

In rural Malawi, small-scale fisheries and aquaculture produce the most readily available animal-sourced foods - and much vital protein. It’s the same in Zambia. And, both countries are land-locked too, with no accessible coast to harvest fish from. That’s quite a contribution from the industries, often family and community-run. It’s…