RIU Malawi. Zomba area stakeholder panels - baseline survey.
Malawi RIU is expected to work with two Area Stakeholder Panels (ASP) in Zomba District (Malemia and Mlumbe) to bring together key stakeholders in the agricultural sector at community level to deepen decentralisation of agricultural activities. Before MRIU begins to work with the Stakeholder panels, it was important that a baseline study in the two areas be conducted. The main aims of the study were: firstly to understand the key issues in the area relevant to the RIU programme, with a view to identifying possible interventions for RIU in these areas; and secondly to provide the RIU team with insights both into the relevance of particular platforms, and the extent to which ideas discussed at national level are likely to result in real change on the ground.