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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

DoF warns Illegal forest produce transporters

DoF warns Illegal forest produce transporters

The Department of Forestry warns the General Public that since the last warning, around ten private motor vehicles have bee been...

Department of Forestry Update on Actions to Address Corruption

Department of Forestry Update on Actions to Address Corruption

In follow-up to the Weekend Nation Newspaper article by the investigative journalist Bobby Kabango, the Department of Forestry immediately engaged the Anti-Corruption...

Forestry Minister for alternative energy adoption

Forestry Minister for alternative energy adoption

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources, Nancy Tembo has encouraged the general public to adopt alternative sources of energy as a way of ending dependency on Charc...