SERVICES 
 

CLIENT REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINES

General Enquiries

Contact via walk-in, phone, letter, emails, and social media 

Free

 Immediately

Technology Testing and Dissemination

Formal request

According to budgetary requirements

15 days

Enquiry on Released Technologies i.e. crop varieties and management options

Formal request 

Free

5 days

Supply Planting Materials or Seed (Breeder’s, Pre-Basic and Basic)

Formal request

According to current market prices per crop variety

2 hours

Registration of Seed Growers

Formal request

K2,000/Crop

2 hours

Inspection of Seed Fields

Formal request

K6,000/Ha or less

1 day

Seed Sampling 

Formal request 

K500/Seedlot

5 days

Laboratory Seed Testing  

Formal request

K1,000/Sample/test 

28 days

 Issuance of Replacement of Seed Certificate 

 Formal request

  K5,000

 5 days 

Orange International Certificate (Export) 

Formal request

K7,500

28 days

Plant Disease and Pest Diagnosis

Formal request

Free

5 days

Issuance of Phytosanitary Certificate and Import Plant Permit

Formal request

K5,000/Lot 

3 days

 Laboratory Analysis of Soil, Fertilizer, Manure and Plant Tissues 

 Formal request 

  K1,000/Element

 3 days

Laboratory Analysis of India Hemp  

Formal request 

K500/Element

3 days

Laboratory Analysis of Aflatoxin 

Formal request

K25,000/Sample 

1 day

Detection of Living Modified Organisms (LMO)

Formal request

 K15,000/Sample

10 days

Detection of Banana Bunchy Top Virus

Formal request

K10,000/Sample 

10 days

Supply of Microbial Inoculant or Strains 

Formal request

K700/Packet or K2,000,000/Strain

5 days 

Laboratory Analysis of Microbial Inoculant or Strains

Formal request

 K10,000/Sample K10,000/Lot

15 days

OPERATING HOURS

Open from Monday to Friday at 07:30 -12:00 hrs. and 13:00 - 16:30 hrs. except for Public Holidays

FEEDBACK

To ensure that our customer’s needs are met, we encourage them to provide us with complaints, complements, suggestions, and any feedback pertaining to our services. We will treat all the feedback carefully, deal with it promptly and use it to continuously improve our service standards. 

THE FEEDBACK CAN BE SENT TO:                                                

The Director of Agricultural Research Services                                 Office of the Ombudsman 

P.O. Box 30779, Lilongwe 3                                                                    P/Bag 348, Lilongwe                   

Tel.: +265 1 707 398/ Fax: +265 1 707 398                  and/or                Tel.: +265 1 774 899/Fax: +265 1 771 436                   

Email: agric-research@sdnp.org.m

 

Connect with us

Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters,

P.O. Box 30134, Lilongwe 3

Phone: +265 (0) 1 788 738

Fax: +265 (0) 1 788 908

Email: agriculture@agriculture.gov.mw

Physical Location:Ministry of Agriculture

Headquarters Building,

Capital Hill, Lilongwe
© MINISTRY OF Agriculture 2021. BY DEPARTMENT OF E-GOVERNMENT

Search