The Impact of APPSA Within and Beyond Borders

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Hector Malaidza, DARS
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September, 2019
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Department of Agricultural Research Services of Malawi
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The Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) has been implemented in
Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Malawi being a regional center of leadership (RCoL) for maize
based farming systems. The initiative has made a great contribution to the National Agricultural
System and agricultural Development in Malawi. A few, out of many success stories from APPSA
are contained in this publication. This Magazine contains some of the great work that APPSA has
contributed to Agricultural sector in Malawi. So far, APPSA has released 27 improved agricultural
technologies that are already making a tremendous impact in the three countries. APPSA has
also facilitated the promotion of 85 already released technologies. It has trained 43 people on long
term trainings on PhD (10), Masters (23) and Bachelor’s (10) Degree level. It has also sent many
agricultural staff to short term trainings. APPSA has also raised magnificent infrastructure in a
number of research including Chitedze (Lilongwe), Bvumbwe (Thyolo) and Kasinthula (Chikwawa).
These structures included office blocks, laboratories, irrigation facilities, storage facilities
just to mention a few. In general, APPSA project has been holistic in nature and its fruition is still
dripping out.

Agricultural Technologies, Agricultural Innovation, Youth in Agriculture, Nutrition, Orange Maize, Irrigation, Infrastructure
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