Our mission is to support the growth and development of the hemp industry in Malawi.


Would you like to become a member of the association? Are you Interested in getting involved in the hemp industry in Malawi or do you simply want to be kept up to date with breaking hemp news? As the industry and our association grows, we will provide news, opportunities, connections, and exposure for stakeholders.


The Malawi Hemp Association (MHA) is a non-profit organization created to encourage trade and discourse among hemp professionals. MHA is dedicated to the development of the hemp industry in Malawi. This goal will be attained by coordinating legislation, agricultural organisations, farmers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and investors. The promotion of the hemp industry in Malawi is congruent with the desire to improve the environment and economy in Malawi through production and utilization of hemp farming and products.


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela



Educating and informing the public about the health, environmental and economic benefits of reviving and industry that has been prohibited for over seventy years;


Building a community of individuals, businesses and organizations to facilitate the growth of the industry


Working collaboratively with industry, government officials and the scientific community to create and implement hemp standards, certifications and regulations


Hemp 101: What Is Hemp, What’s It Used for, and Why Is It Illegal?

There are many different varieties of the cannabis plant; hemp- refers to the non-psychoactive varieties of the Cannabis sativa L strain. Hemp is easily grown in most climates, as it grows, hemp breat...more

Is Hemp The New Tobacco

Malawi has always relied on tobacco as its main cash crop, but with the majority of the world turning away from cigarettes- causing a rapid decline in demand for tobacco; farmers are having to find al...more

Industrial vs Medicinal Hemp

The term 'Hemp' commonly refers to the industrial/commercial use of the cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, papers, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. He...more

All Eyes on Malawi - The Road to Hemp Legalization

On May 18, 2015, Boniface Kadzamira, an independent member of parliament, stood up in Malawi’s national assembly to make the case for the legalization of industrial hemp. “The whole house laughed...more

From Soil to Oil: Ikaros Africa

With over 50 years of cumulative experience in the medicinal hemp industry, Ikaros Africa brings their pride and joy to the heart of Malawi. With much of the Malawian countryside ideal for growing he...more

Is Africa Set to Become the Next World Cannabis Powerhouse?

Is Africa set to be the next cannabis powerhouse? If cannabis were to be exported legally throughout the African content it could bring in as much as $79.8-billion (R983-billion) per year to the conti...more

"Hemp Can Save The Planet!"
- Jack Herer


Affectionately known as “The Warm Heart of Africa”, Malawi offers not only advantages in climate and an abundance of fresh water – the Malawian people are considered the greatest asset for future development of the hemp industry with their knowledge of agriculture and their warm, open-heartedness and sense of community – Malawi has the potential to become leaders in the hemp industry.