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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

Forestry Department overwhelmed with Stakeholders Involvement

Forestry Department overwhelmed with Stakeholders Involvement

By: Gift Chimulu

The Department of Forestry says it is overwhelmed with stakeholder’s involvement in its afforestation drive being implement...

Department of Forestry Engages Communities in Conservation of Forests

Department of Forestry Engages Communities in Conservation of Forests

By: Davies Munthali

The Department of Forestry has engaged communities in Likoma in the sustainable...

Mangochi Community in Tsanya forest regeneration

Mangochi Community in Tsanya forest regeneration

By: Gift Chimulu

 When members of Tulimbangane Village Natural Resources Management Committee under the famous M’baluk...