Agriculture remains the mainstay of Malawi’s economy, contributing significantly to
employment, economic growth, export earnings, poverty reduction, food security and
nutrition. It also plays a critical role in ensuring sustainable use of natural resources.
However, agriculture has continued to be characterised by low productivity, partly
due to soil fertility depletion and low use of soil-appropriate and crop-appropriate
fertilisers. This is the case despite the immense efforts the Government of Malawi
has made in investing in fertilisers through the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP)
for the last 15 years. Currently, the Government of Malawi has put in place a new input
subsidy program called Affordable Inputs Program (AIP).

Download the National Fertilizer Policy by the Ministry of Agriculture to learn more

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