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Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET)


The vision of CISANET is to be a lead network of civil society organizations with capabilities to influence agricultural related policy dialogue and change that impacts positively on people's livelihoods

Mission statement

To promote agricultural development and sustainable livelihoods for the poor by influencing desirable change in policies, practices and attitudes of Government, donors, civil society and private sector through advocacy & networking.

Strategic objectives
  • Policy advocacy on agricultural and food security issues
  • Networking amongst agricultural stakeholders
Key thematic issues of consideration
  • Agricultural marketing
  • Sustainable land & water management
  • Livestock development
  • Budget policy issues
  • Implementation of food security & nutrition policy
FANRPAN stakeholders
  • Government
  • National Assembly Committee on Lands and Agriculture
  • Private sector organizations
  • Agro-based NGO Forum
  • Farmer organizations
  • Donors and development partners
FANRPAN Node Steering Committee
  Mr Paul Jere (Chair)
Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) Mr Victor Mhoni
Farmers Union Cindy Kacherenga
Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) Richard Kachule
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs (CNFA) Richard Chapweteka
Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) Alifeyo Nyasulu
Ministry of Agriculture  
Action Aid Malawi Edson Musopole
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)  
FANRPAN country node contact
Ms Pamela Kuwali
Tel: 00 265 177 0479 / 775 540
Fax: 00 265 177 0492
Name of hosting institution: Civil Society Agriculture Network
Categorization of node hosting: NGO/CSO
Position: National Director
Qualifications: Dp (Rural Dev.), BSc (Agri. Econs), MA (Dev. Studies)
Professional Interests: Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Social Protection, Disaster Management, Policy Formulation, Analysis and Advocacy, Project and NGO Management, Programme Evaluation and Impact Assessment, Agricultural Policy and Market Analysis
Why I enjoy hosting the FANRPAN Node: FANRPAN has provided me an opportunity to interact and share ideas with a wide range actors and also helped me to an integral player in agricultural policy processes in Malawi
Institutional priorities related to FANRPAN work: Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Networking
Physical Address: Nurses and Midwives Council Building, First Floor, City Centre, Lilongwe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 203, Lilongwe, Malawi

Ministry of Agriculture

Related projectsAfrica-wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues (ACCID)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Climate Change Tripartite Programme

Competence Platform on Energy, Crop & Agro-forestry Systems and Semi-arid Ecosystems Africa (COMPETE)

Development of The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact

Economic Research and Agricultural Policy Harmonisation (Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Harmonisation in Southern Africa)

Harmonised Seed Security Project (HaSSP)

Learning, Communicating and Advocating for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Stemming Aflatoxin pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) in Malawi and Zambia to improve food and nutrition security in the smallholder farming families.

Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable

Strengthening Evidence-Based Climate Change Adaptation Policies (SECCAP)

Strengthening the Capacity of Women Farmers to Influence Agricultural Policy Development in Southern Africa

Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) support to FANRPAN

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