The purpose of this study is to evaluate trade-led sustainable development opportunities and challenges in the groundnut, sunflower and soybean value-chains in Malawi as a means of diversifying its agricultural production base away from dependence on tobacco exports. It examines cross-cutting and sector-specific constraints and opportunities for upgrading, value-addition and diversification. It also explores specific ways to mainstream food security, gender inclusiveness and sustainability into agricultural trade policies and thereby assist Malawi’s government in sound policy development through a coherent and consultative approach. The study sets out broad conclusions and specific recommendations based on its findings. It was reviewed and validated by the Ministries concerned and it is expected that the policy recommendations will garner further government and broad stakeholder support of groups such as farmers’ associations, the private sector, agricultural experts and agencies for development cooperation.

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Countries: Malawi
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