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Welcome to the official website of the Department of Forestry.


The Department of Forestry is the lead agency in the administration of the National Forest Policy and the Forestry Act in Malawi.

Our Mandate


To ensure sustainable development, conservation and utilisation of forestry resources for socio-economic growth and development of Malawi.

Our Vision


To become a dynamic, high performing, consultative and client-focused authority which promotes, builds and ensures sustainable development, utilisation, protection and management of forests to reduce poverty.

Our Mission


To guide, plan, coordinate, facilitate and promote active participation of all stakeholders in the sustainable development and utilisation of forest resources, goods and services for socio-economic development.


Featured News

MEPA Tree planting event

MEPA Tree planting event

Malawi Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) collaborated with the Department of Forestry in a tree planting commemoration at Mphepozinai Heath Centre in Ntcheu.

RAIPLY Tree Planting Initiative

RAIPLY Tree Planting Initiative

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change through the Department of Forestry graced RAIPLY tree planting initiative at Kalungulu C133 and Thanthe FP School...

Dzalanyama Forest Reserve Tree Planting

Dzalanyama Forest Reserve Tree Planting

The Ministry of Natural Resources through the Department of Forestry held an annual tree planting event in Dzalanyama Forest Reserve