Investment opportunities

Malawi is flooded with untapped economic opportunities waiting to be explored, with potential opportunities for investment abound, particularly in the following sectors: agriculture, energy, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure development/ICT, tourism and finance.
Currently there are over fifty FDI companies from USA, UK, Japan, China, RSA, and Germany amongst others. These companies operate mainly in the manufacturing and processing sectors, agriculture, tourism, mining and property development.
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Trade opportunities

Malawi produces a wide range of export products with tobacco, tea and sugar as the traditional export products accounting for over 80% of Malawi’s domestic exports. However, as a result of export diversification programs, a number of non-traditional products have been developed for export and these include: macadamia nuts, soya beans, pigeon peas, cotton, sunflower, rice, chilies, textiles, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, beverages, etc.

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Financial services opportunities

Malawi’s financial sector has undergone a significant reform programme aimed at building a more inclusive financial sector, liberalizing and modernizing the financial system and opening up the sector to new entrants.

There has been an increase in the number of financial institutions in the country many of them offering a wide range of financial solutions to meet ta wide variety of needs across the market. For more information about the available financial institutions visit or

However, the sector has huge investment opportunities in various subsectors including insurance, unit trusts, venture capital funds, corporate and retail banking, investment banking, development bank, microfinance and many others. For more information on investment opportunities in the sector visit or and

Research and Consultancy Opportunities
Malawi recognizes that her diaspora community has a substantial number of highly trained and  exposed individuals especially in the field of health, science and technology, product innovation  and academia. The professionals can alongside their counterparts in Malawi take part in economic activities in the country by undertaking joint research and consultancy.

For more information on available research and consultancy opportunities visit:

National Commission on Science and Technology,

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mzuzu University

University of Malawi

Malawi University of Science and Technology

College of Medicine