Search Results for: Malawi
Occasional Papers | 10 Dec 2018
This paper seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities soybean producers (who are primarily smallholders) encounter in linking competitively to end markets in Malawi and Zambia, while making comparisons with South Africa’s more developed industry.
Policy Briefings | 23 Nov 2018
This policy briefing seeks to explore the potential for developing a domestic sunflower value chain (VC) in Malawi. It examines the different but interconnected roles that various stages of the VC play in driving the sunflower industry as a whole in Malawi, highlighting current bottlenecks and positive developments.
Event | 3 Dec 2018
The South African Institute of International Affairs and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invite you to a seminar.
Event | 6 Nov 2017
SAIIA and KAS will host a workshop on Monday, 6 November 2017 at SAIIA’s Head Office, during which stakeholders will explore the challenges and opportunities of growing both domestic and regional agro-processing value chains.
Occasional Papers | 10 May 2018
Using country case studies of South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi, this paper examines the development of the macadamia nut sector in each country.
Synopsis: The paper looks at the potential for developing a macadamia nut value chain within the Southern African region, and the potential for incorporating smallholder producers into the macadamias nut industry. South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi ar …
Reports | 13 Mar 2018
In the wake of the impasse in the Doha Development Round (DDR) of multilateral trade talks, a number of countries have been looking at alternative ways to advance their trade agendas – one of which involves the negotiation of plurilateral trade agreements (PTAs).
Opinion & Analysis | 13 Dec 2017
With a population projected to double by 2050, Africa is becoming increasingly young.
Opinion & Analysis | 9 Oct 2017
The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) High Level Event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly brought sad tidings for OGP in Africa.
Opinion & Analysis | 23 Jan 2017
There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments.
Opinion & Analysis | 12 Dec 2016
It is expected that temperatures in Southern Africa will rise to between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and more frequent severe weather events like droughts and floods. Agriculture will be severely affected.
Opinion & Analysis | 24 Oct 2016
South Africans woke up on the morning of 21 October 2016 to the shocking announcement that the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana Mashabane, had submitted an instrument of withdrawal from the Rome Statute to the UN Secretary General in New York, two days before.
Opinion & Analysis | 12 Sep 2016
The international investment landscape has been shifting over the past two decades. Governments are increasingly realising the potential for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to achieve not only economic growth, but developmental objectives as well.
Policy Insights | 5 Jul 2016
A low-intensity dispute between Malawi and Tanzania threatens regional peace as the two countries contest the demarcation of their national boundaries at Lake Malawi. This long-standing dispute became more urgent when in 2011 the Malawian government issued licences for oil prospecting beneath the lake’s northern shoreline.
Methodology A case study approach was used focusing on SADC and using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Research Objective The main objective of this report is to highlight the key issues in the maize value chain related to its production, tr …
Opinion & Analysis | 6 Aug 2015
Patents and restrictions on intellectual property have become more problematic for developing nations in the last decade. At the centre of the storm is the development and influx of inexpensive generic medicines that developing countries need to treat HIV, TB and other communicable diseases.
Opinion & Analysis | 15 Jul 2015
South Africa has been facing an ongoing crisis of running out of essential drugs, such as anti-retrovirals for HIV patients. This highlights the need for a regional response to the provision and procurement of pharmaceutical drugs.
Opinion & Analysis | 23 Apr 2015
In South Africa, it is commonplace to receive a ‘Key to Freedom’ on your 21st birthday. To the recipient, it signifies entry into adulthood and with it the autonomy and ‘freedom’ to forge an independent path. For the parents who bestow this key, it is a conferring of trust in their child to accept the mantle of adulthood with maturity.