Country Malawi Capital : Lilongwe

The Crop Trust has supported 2 projects in Malawi

  1. Cassava: The Crop Trust supported the Department of Agriculture, which collaborated with the University of the Free State in South Africa, and the Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique, to genotype and evaluate cassava collections in Malawi and Mozambique for starch characteristics.
  2. Cowpea: The Malawi Plant Genetic Resources Centre received support from the Crop Trust to characterize and evaluate 60 cowpea accessions for tolerance to drought and heat with the aim of identifying potential sources of desired traits and making these available to breeders for use in the development of varieties adapted to climate change.