Cooperative Laws, Regulations, Policies

Malawi’s cooperative laws, regulations and policies are overseen by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. As the current legislation is under review at the Ministry, an updated set of cooperative laws, regulations and policies is expected to be finalized before the end of 2024. The new Co-operative Act aims to simplify registration, membership, auditing and taxation laws.

Ministry of Trade and Industry Cooperative Department

Cooperative Societies Act (last updated 2014)

Financial Cooperatives Act last updated 2014)

Cooperative Development Policy (last updated June 1997)

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Policy, February 2019)

Farmer Organization Development Strategy (FODS) (Ministry of Agriculture 2020)