Livestock production is an integral part of agricultural production in
Malawi. The livestock sector is typically a low-input-low-output
management system with over half a million smallholder families. Higher
outputs of livestock production are experienced by a relatively small
number of large-scale intensive commercial livestock/poultry
enterprises, most of which are located in the urban and periurban areas
of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu cities. Intensive production enterprises
include broiler and layer production, beef cattle feedlots and pig and
dairy production. These form the major outlets for protein sources in
This baseline document has the following objectives:
- to provide an understanding of the innovations context as it affects
piggeries and dairies in Malawi.
- to assist the Livestock Platform of the MRIUP to assess its progress;
- to offer a basis for future evaluation of the livestock platform.
Goyder, H.; Mang&#8217;anya, M. RIU Malawi. Livestock Platform Baseline Study. (2009) 15 pp.
RIU Malawi. Livestock Platform Baseline Study.