In Malawi, Tobacco prices have been sliding on the auction floors for the past 15 years. Poor smallholder farmers in Malawi have remained poor because they are cheated by international cartel buyers that collude with government to buy tobacco at exploitative prices and sell the same tobacco for high profit. In a liberalized economy, prices cannot necessarily be fixed. However,
By Noriah Katungwe For the past ten decades, the economic world has been engaged in a great intellectual debate over the control of economic decisions. One polar end are economists advocating for centralized state to control economic decisions. The other extreme are economists who advocate for economic system based on free markets, where economic decisions are left to the principles
Recently Centre For Free Market Enterprise (CFME) conducted a research on the effects of Maize price controls in Malawi. Then CFME prepared a policy brief document which was submitted to policy makers. According to the study, CFME found that Maize is by far the most important staple food in Malawi. It is the dominant crop covering over 60% of arable
Once every two months , Pitch Night will sees 3 local entrepreneurs given the opportunity to pitch their business (or business idea) on a stage in front of an audience of entrepreneurs, bankers, investors and members of the public. Pitch Night Aims at building the capacity of individual entrepreneurs and also develop a community of entrepreneurs that support each other.
The future prospects of liberty can only be secured by instilling a passion for freedom in the youth of today. Atlas Network annually recognizes the best student-focused project for liberty with the $3,000 Smith Student Outreach Award. The 2016 winner is the Center for Free Market Enterprise (CFME), for its impressive efforts in engaging students throughout Malawi in 2016 with
Some months ago Malawi a south-east African country was ranked by the World Bank as one of the poorest countries in the world. About 85% of the Malawi population lives in rural areas of which many find it hard to afford daily food. Many people cannot provide for their families, as a result of their families being very big due
Saturday the 30th May, 2015 was a great day to 22 prisoners and one Prison Warden at the Mikuyu prison in Zomba. The prisoners graduated from CFME’s business training which was being conducted in partnership with Byonique trust from Netherlands. The original class had 26 participants but three prisoners were released three days before the graduation day. Speaking during the