ManualFrontCoverEarlier this year Imani Development presented the newly revised ‘Handbook for Sustainable Coffee Production in Malawi’ to the Coffee Association of Malawi.

This handbook includes information and guidelines for the development of Malawi’s coffee sector, with specific detail for both smallholders and estates. Building on information from previous Malawian and regional coffee publications, it provides new sections on emerging areas such as renewable energy and certification schemes, and updated information on available coffee varieties.

It is hoped that the handbook will assist in improving the productivity, quality and marketability of Malawian coffee by increasing the potential for all coffee producers to improve their growing practices.

The handbook has been developed through the Scottish Government-funded Trading with Climate Smart Supply (TraCSS) project, which ran from 2012-2015. It has been compiled by Imani Development in partnership with the Coffee Association of Malawi (CAMAL) with supervision and assistance from Malawian and International coffee growers and experts.

The BBC recently featured a segment on this Handbook and the Scotland – Malawi partnership. The video can be watched below:

To download the Manual, please follow this link: Handbook For Sustainable Coffee Production In Malawi. You can also visit or the CAMAL website at for further details, or email our Oban office for more info:

Article sourced and adapted from TraCSS