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Title: Agroforestry study visit to Malawi and Zambia, 20–30 January 2002

Date Published: December 2002
Author/s: David N. Ngugi
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Affiliation: CTA


The agroforestry study visit to Malawi and Zambia from 20 to 30 January 2002 was sponsored by the
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), and co-hosted by CTAand the Malawi
Agroforestry Extension (MAFE) Project, in cooperation with Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture and
CTA was established in 1983 under the Lomé Convention between ACP (African, Caribbean and
Pacific) Group of States and the European Union Member States, and now operates under the Cotonou
Agreement. Its tasks are to develop and provide services that improve access to information in
agricultural and rural development and to strengthen capacity of ACP countries to produce, acquire,
exchange and utilise information in these areas. CTA organises study visits as one of its strategies for
promoting the exchange of information. The MAFE Project was established through a collaborative
grant agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and
Washington State University, and is implemented by the Land Resources Conservation Department in
Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The project aims to improve natural resource
management and sustained farm productivity by encouraging the adoption of agroforestry and soil
conservation practices.