Diagnostic Trade Integration Study


DTIS Update


WTO Accession

O QIR está a ajudar o Malavi a identificar e quantificar os custos comerciais que limitam a competitividade do Malavi nos mercados regionais e internacionais e a apoiar a implementação das estratégias de exportação e desenvolvimento do país.

Foi prestado um apoio estratégico direcionado a setores agrícolas, com uma forte ênfase no acréscimo da cadeia de valor e numa maior produtividade.


Reduzir os custos comerciais para promover a competitividade e o crescimento inclusivo
Trading for Malawi's farmers, and the future

O comércio para os agricultores do Malavi e o futuro


  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) ratified.
  • Memorandum of Understanding on One Stop Border Post (OSBP) between Malawi and Zambia signed in May 2017, improving time for goods clearance at the border.
  • 44 export-ready SME representatives trained on export procedures and documentation, quality control and requirements, rules of origin, pricing and marketing in April 2017.
  • 69 traders (30 men, 39 women) trained in quality management and market opportunities.
  • Automated licensing system designed for the filling of all licences issued by Ministry of Industry and Trade and put in place.
  • Developed productive sector strategies on sugar, oilseed and manufacturing.

EIF worked with local partners to address the multifaceted challenges that smallholder farmers are facing in Malawi. 


  • Operated two anchor farms of 700 hectares and 850 hectares, and a total of 140 hectares of new land was cleared in 2016 to accommodate newly registered in-grower farmers.
  • Worked with 3,537 farmers (385 in-growers and 3,152 out-growers).
  • In 2016, yields for in-grower farmers were 30% more for soya beans and 42% more for groundnuts compared to smallholder farmers not participating.
  • On average, the yield for out-grower farmers in 2016 was 19% and 35% more for soya beans and groundnuts, respectively, compared to unsupported farmers growing similar crops.
  • 1,450 farmers trained in soya threshing, groundnut crop drying using the Mandela Cork method, grading of grain and storage.
  • 44 farmers trained on pre/post-harvest handling of soya and groundnuts. These growers in turn trained members of groundnut and soya growing clubs.
  • Post-harvest losses in the targeted project area reduced to 9.1% in 2016. The reduction resulted from enhanced application of post-harvest loss management skills and technologies adopted includ ing timely harvest, proper drying and proper storage.
  • In 2016, exported 72.91MTs of soya beans to Botswana and 23.07 MTs of groundnuts to Zambia.
  • Soya beans valued at $121,917 and groundnuts valued at $64,277 USD processed and certified.
  • In the past, farmers have lacked leverage and often have to accept low prices for their products from agro-processors. To help farmers bargain for higher prices, meetings arranged between farmers and agro-processors so they could compare offers, resulting in farmers earning an average price of US$0.77/kg for ground nuts and US$0.54/kg for soya beans in 2016. This was a marked improvement over traditional markets, where the average prices were US$0.38/kg and US$0.40/kg for groundnuts and soya beans respectively.      

The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) is developing an Agro-Processing Special Economic Zone in order to support the promotion of commercial farming for priority crops. Malawian agro-processed products will be promoted through an MITC office in Tete, Mozambique to operate as a regional marketing office for Malawi’s products.


  • Formed task force to spearhead the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and land for SEZs identified across the country.
  • Established MITC office and Malawi Consular Office in Tete, Mozambique. By designating the office as a consulate and by covering the salary of the MITC officer, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ensuring that the office will stay beyond project’s life.
  • Completed market analysis in Zambia, revealing opportunity for Malawi to sell products in Lusaka and Chipata.
  • Created new MITC website ( to promote interaction between MITC and clientele.
  • $US47 million in exports generated
  • Supported 15 companies, including 7 SMEs, to attend a trade fair in Zimbabwe. Export orders of over US$195 million generated.

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