- To generate demand-driven diagnostic and strategic policy research to fill key knowledge gaps in formulating and implementing country strategies to promote smallholder agricultural growth;
- To establish an information and knowledge support system to communicate research results for policy formulation, serving policymakers, analysts, and ultimately smallholder farmers.
- To strengthen the capacity of national institutions in policy and strategy research, through the development or improvement of tools and methodologies used by MoAFS and other policy research and data generation institutions in the country.
The Malawi Strategy Support Program will benefit from IFPRI’s broad international experience with development strategy that places smallholder agriculture as the engine of economic growth, food security and poverty reduction, and its experience developed from similar country support programs in other African countries (e.g. Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria).