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Strengthening the policy environment for effective biodiversity conservation and management is another priority area for CEPA. Resources have been made available on policy research in fisheries, wildlife and agro-biodiversity.

These resources can be used to engage policy makers on development and implementation of biodiversity legislation and policies, lobbying for effective collaboration among stakeholders and development of information materials on conservation of biodiversity.

 

Full List of CEPA Biodiversity Documents Follow:

Access and Benefit Sharing of Biological Diversity

Access and Benefit Sharing of Biological Diversity

The paper examines a set of complex issues of access to and benefit sharing of biological resources

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Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Environmental Justice in Malawi

Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Environmental Justice in Malawi

A critique of the current legal regime on environmental protection in respect of biotechnology; and recommendations and possible courses of action to ensure sustainable economic development whilst minimizing environmental risks

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Case Study on Farmers Organizations, Plant Breeding and Seed Industry in Malawi

Case Study on Farmers Organizations, Plant Breeding and Seed Industry in Malawi

An evaluation of current trends in farmers’ organizations, plant breeding and the seed industry in achieving seed and food security and the sustainable conservation of agro-biodiversity for the benefit of current and future generations.

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Community Performance Index of Fisheries Co-management in Four Major Lakes in Malawi

Community Performance Index of Fisheries Co-management in Four Major Lakes in Malawi

This report highlights the results of the CPI baseline study and highlights the implications in terms of governance and capacity strengthening in the targeted four lakes of the project areas

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Environmental Threats and Opportunity Assessment of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

Environmental Threats and Opportunity Assessment of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

An examination of the freshwater fisheries of the Southeast Arm (SEA) of Lake Malawi and lakes Malombe, Chiuta, and Chilwa through the lenses of climate change, biodiversity, environmental and manmade threats, and fisheries management

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FMA Machinga Chipamba Block

FMA Machinga Chipamba Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Chipojola Block

FMA Machinga Chipojola Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Dalamponda-Makumba Block

FMA Machinga Dalamponda-Makumba Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Kachato Block

FMA Machinga Kachato Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Kwilasya Block

FMA Machinga Kwilasya Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Lipongo Block

FMA Machinga Lipongo Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Liundi Milala Block

FMA Machinga Liundi Milala Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Makaluka Block

FMA Machinga Makaluka Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Malajira Block

FMA Machinga Malajira Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Matandika Block

FMA Machinga Matandika Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Mbawe Block

FMA Machinga Mbawe Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Mdere Mlelemba Block

FMA Machinga Mdere Mlelemba Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Mitawa Nsinji Block

FMA Machinga Mitawa Nsinji Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Mliwo Block

FMA Machinga Mliwo Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Naungu Block

FMA Machinga Naungu Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Ndaje-Nkula Block

FMA Machinga Ndaje-Nkula Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Ntawira - Mlomba Block

FMA Machinga Ntawira - Mlomba Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Chafisi Block

FMA Mzimba Chafisi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Chilerawalanda Block

FMA Mzimba Chilerawalanda Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Chinjoka-Chipingu Block

FMA Mzimba Chinjoka-Chipingu Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Duwu Block

FMA Mzimba Duwu Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Gudugudu Block

FMA Mzimba Gudugudu Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Kavikula Block 2

FMA Mzimba Kavikula Block 2

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Lazalo-Gausi-Zawo Block

FMA Mzimba Lazalo-Gausi-Zawo Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Lwasozi Block

FMA Mzimba Lwasozi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Mnyukuzi Block

FMA Mzimba Mnyukuzi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Mutuwanjobvu Block

FMA Mzimba Mutuwanjobvu Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Nthaghabo Block

FMA Mzimba Nthaghabo Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Thundwe Block 1B

FMA Mzimba Thundwe Block 1B

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Mzimba Walula Block 1 A

FMA Mzimba Walula Block 1 A

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Chanika Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Chanika Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Chanika Block

FMA Ntchisi Chanika Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Chazama Block

FMA Ntchisi Chazama Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Chenthe Block

FMA Ntchisi Chenthe Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete Block

FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete I and II Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Chifwerekete I and II Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Kajaliza Block

FMA Ntchisi Kajaliza Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mandwe Block

FMA Ntchisi Mandwe Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mkomba Block

FMA Ntchisi Mkomba Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mndinda Block

FMA Ntchisi Mndinda Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mnguluwe Block

FMA Ntchisi Mnguluwe Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mpamila Block

FMA Ntchisi Mpamila Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Mpamira Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Mpamira Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Mponda Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Mponda Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Msankhire Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Msankhire Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Nyanga Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Nyanga Block- Chichewa

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Nyanga Block

FMA Ntchisi Nyanga Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Nyanja Block- Chichewa

FMA Ntchisi Nyanja Block- Chichewa

Ndondomeko yopereka mphavu ndi udindo kwa anthu zosamalira nkhalango zotetezedwa, ndi kugwiritsa bwino ntchito zinthu zopezeka mnenemo

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FMA Ntchisi Nyanja Block

FMA Ntchisi Nyanja Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Sambakunsi Block

FMA Ntchisi Sambakunsi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Sambakusi Block

FMA Ntchisi Sambakusi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Ntchisi Undi Block

FMA Ntchisi Undi Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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Good Governance Barometer of Fisheries Co-management of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

Good Governance Barometer of Fisheries Co-management of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

An assessment of the quality of local governance as it relates to fisheries co-management across four focus lake bodies: Lake Chilwa, Lake Chiuta, Lake Malombe and the southeast and southwest arms of Lake Malawi.

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Guidelines for Implementation of Farmers Rights in Southern Africa

Guidelines for Implementation of Farmers Rights in Southern Africa

Guidance material prepared to support the process of promoting attainment of farmers' rights in Southern Africa

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Liwonde Forest Reserve Strategic Area Plan

Liwonde Forest Reserve Strategic Area Plan

The plan provides guidance on management of the blocks to be established in the forest reserve for co-management.

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Modern Biotechnology Policy and Legislation in Malawi

Modern Biotechnology Policy and Legislation in Malawi

A critical appraisal of the policy and legal framework for the promotion and management of science and technology in general and modern biotechnology in Malawi in particular

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Organizational Network Analysis of Fisheries Co-management in Lakes Malawi, Malombe & Chilwa

Organizational Network Analysis of Fisheries Co-management in Lakes Malawi, Malombe & Chilwa

An analysis of social relationships between organizations within networks involved in management of fisheries resources

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Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

An analysis and evaluation of the current and prospective vulnerability to climate change of the people around the four Lakes in Malawi, namely, South East and South Western Arm of Lake Malawi, Lakes Chilwa, Chiuta and Malombe.

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Policy Brief on the National Forestry Policy of Malawi

Policy Brief on the National Forestry Policy of Malawi

A brief summary of the National Forestry Policy (1996)

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Policy Brief on the National Wildlife Policy

Policy Brief on the National Wildlife Policy

A brief summary of the National Wildlife Policy (2000)

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Realization of Farmers Rights in Malawi

Realization of Farmers Rights in Malawi

A policy brief on farmers rights in Malawi

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Say no to Genetic Engineering in Malawi

Say no to Genetic Engineering in Malawi

A brief statement on GMO's in Malawi

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Science and Policy for Modern Biotechnology

Science and Policy for Modern Biotechnology

An analysis of the policy and legislative framework for biotechnology promotion and regulation in Malawi

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Southern Africa Food Security Alert

Southern Africa Food Security Alert

A food security alert by the FEWS NET

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Status of Forests and Tree Management in Malawi

Status of Forests and Tree Management in Malawi

The paper looks at the history of forest conservation in Malawi and at forest cover trends in Malawi

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Striking a Balance - Wetland Management and Policy Gaps

Striking a Balance - Wetland Management and Policy Gaps

A keynote address on how wetlands are managed and the policy gaps

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Towards the Development of a Comprehensive Malawi Agro-biodiversity Policy and Legislation

Towards the Development of a Comprehensive Malawi Agro-biodiversity Policy and Legislation

A report on consultations conducted for the development of Malawi agro-biodiversity policy and legislation

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Wetlands Key Note Address

Wetlands Key Note Address

A key note address on wetland management gaps

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Fisheries Gender and Youth Analysis of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

Fisheries Gender and Youth Analysis of Four Major Lakes in Malawi

A literature review of the role of gender and youth in fisheries across the four major lakes (Lakes Malawi, Malombe, Chilwa and Chiuta), and included 20 key informant interviews equally spread between men and women interviewees.

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FMA Machinga Chidenga-Mangulu-Nsanama Block

FMA Machinga Chidenga-Mangulu-Nsanama Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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FMA Machinga Chikwakwata-Nyama-Mangaka Block

FMA Machinga Chikwakwata-Nyama-Mangaka Block

A management plan to facilitate community management of forests and access to forest resources on public and customary land

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