Agriculture ministry moves in to establish mega farms

June 2022
Owen Khamula (

Malawian President, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, has put forward a directive to establish ‘mega farms’. The Ministry of Agriculture have moved to establish these farms by calling for expressions of interest from ‘eligible and capable players’ from the private sector. The President made the directive during the Agriculture Commercialization conference in Lilongwe in June 2022 following through on campaign promises made two years earlier. The article provides an overview of the President’s move toward mega farms and the process going forward in establishing new farms that include a 5,000 hectare estate in Dwambazi.