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Announcement of Floods Recovery Grants

30 Jun 2015

The Beit Trust and the Scotland Malawi Partnership have donated £20,000 to support flood recovery and rehabilitation in Malawi, with full details announced today.

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New visa fee when entering Malawi postponed

29 Jun 2015

The Malawian government has advised that plans to introduce an entry fee for UK visitors (and nationals of other countries that charge a visa fee for Malawian nationals) on 1 July have been postponed.

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DFID announces additional £11.6 million for Malawi

25 Jun 2015

We are delighted to inform members that DFID have announced an additional £11.6 million of support for Malawi which will be used to construct classrooms for over 30,000 pupils.

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The history of coffee in Scotland and Malawi

11 Jun 2015

Coffee was first introduced to Malawi by Dr. John Buchanan in the 1870s with a plant from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

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Malawi Floods: Scotland-Malawi community recovery mini grants now available

19 May 2015

We are pleased to inform members that the Trustees of the Beit Trust have donated £20,000 to the Scotland Malawi Partnership to assist with community recovery, rehabilitation and preparedness work after the January floods in Malawi.

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SRUC staff member wins national special achievement award for Dumfries Malawi links.

7 Apr 2015

Dr Mizeck Chagunda, of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Dumfries, has won the SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in the Malawi Association UK's annual Malawi Achievers Awards Ceremony in Leicester for his work championing links with Malawi in the Dumfries area.

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Scottish Government launches new International Framework

3 Apr 2015

The Scottish Government has released its updated International Framework. The SMP was able to help feed into the final stages of the consultation for this framework and also submitted to a Scottish Parliament inquiry giving feedback on the 2012 framework.

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Ian Hudghton MEP raises Malawi sugar cane issue in EU

26 Mar 2015

On the 9th March the SMP wrote to Scotland’s six MEPs raising concerns about forthcoming changes to the EU sugar cane subsidies which Malawian small-holder sugarcane farmer Charles Chavi raised as a point of concern when speaking at an SMP Fairtrade Fortnight lunch.

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