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Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Around 70% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 per day, and 89% of Malawi’s workforce are employed in the informal economy. In 2018 the population of Malawi was 17.55 million. It is a small landlocked country sharing borders with Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.  Malawi is 118,484 km2 in extent, of which 29,600 km2 is water. Despite its relatively small surface area, Lake Malawi is the fifth largest lake in the world by volume.
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Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries

16 June 2021

Main photo: Farmers at a FAO anti-desertification project in Burkina Faso, one of 11 countries targeted by the Global Environment Fund Initiative The global launch of a $104 million initiative signals an ambitious effort by a range of partners to safeguard drylands in the context of climate change,…

Minister of Lands Kezzie Msukwa visited the site at Police C Company with Minister of Homelands Security Richard Chimwendo

Malawi Govt Must Not Be Guided By Politics in Handling Land 'Barter' Deal

26 November 2020

There is a raging debate with regards to viability and legality of the barter deal that was agreed between Malawi government and an investor. For the starters, we understand that, to address shortage of housing among police officers, Worldwide Construction Company was awarded a K9.9 billion…

Mia:we need to safeguard land certificates with security features_Nyasa Times

Malawi: Call for Security Features On Land Certificates - Pilot Phase Lessons to Guide Review Process

26 November 2020

Ministry of Lands has suggested that security feature which be included to land certificates in order to protect them from being tampered with as part of the lessons learnt from the pilot phase of the Strenghtening Land Governance Systems for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi peoject fo the review of…



About 85% of the population live in rural areas and depend on small scale agricultural production which is increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks.

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Beyond Ownership: Measuring Land Rights

3 May 2021

Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for the international development agenda. Yet, there is no consensus on which rights should be monitored and reported. Three indicators of women’s property rights are widely used in the literature. Each captures a different aspect of women’s land rights,…

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9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme - Day 3 - WEBINAR ON COVID-19 AND TENURE SECURITY

Webinar on COVID-19 and Tenure Security

9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme   3 NOVEMBER 2020, 10.00 – 11.30 CET (9.00 – 10.30 GMT)  Project implementation in all countries and at the transversal level have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anecdotal evidence from many countries suggest that the pandemic…