ADD Agriculture Development Division
AnGR Animal Genetic Resource
ARET Agricultural Research and Extension Trust
BAT British American Tobacco
BDPA A French Consulting Company which conducted the Customary Land Study
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BWB Blantyre Water Board
CAS Catch Assessment System
CBM Community Based Management
CBNRM Community Based Natural Resources Management
CCDC Capital City Development Cooperation
CH4 Methane
CO Carbon monoxide
COD Chemica1 Oxygen Demand
CONGOMA Council for Non Govemmental Organisations in Malawi
CSR Centre for Social Research
DMC Drought Monitoring Centre
DNPW Department of National Parks and Wildlife
DRA Demand Responsive Approach
DWASCO Dwangwa Sugar Corporation of Malawi
EAD Environmental Affairs Department
KID Environmental Information Division
ENSO El Nino and Southem Oscillation
ESCOM Electricity Supply Commission of Malawi
ESP Environmental Support Programme
EVARD Evangelical Alliance for Relief and Development
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FEWS Famine and Early Waming Systems
FINNIDA Finnisl; Intemational Development Agency
FRIM Forestry Research Institute of Malawi
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS Geographical Information System
GOM Govemment of Malawi
GTZ German Technical Coorperation
ICRAF Intemational Centre For Research in Agroforestry
IPCC Intergovemmental Panel on Climate Change
ITCZ Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone
LAC Limits of Acceptable Change
LTD Limited
LWB Lilongwe Water Board
MHC Malawi Housing Cooperation
MPGRC Malawi Plant Genetic Resource Centre
MOAI Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
MSIS Malawi Social Indicator Survey
NCE National Council for the Environment
NDVI Norrnalized Difference Vegetation Index
NEAP National Environmental Action Plan
NEC National Economic Council
NEP National Environmental Policy
NGO Non Government Organisation
NSO National Statistical Office
NWRMP National Water Resource Action Plan
PRA Participatory Rural Appraisal
REWS Regional Early Waming System
RHP Rural Housing Programme
SADC Southem African Development Community
SADP Smallholder Agribusiness Development Project
Sanplat Sanitation platform
SAP Structural Adjustment Program
SOE State of the Environment
SOER State of the Environment Report
SOI Southem Oscillation Index
SUCOMA Sugar Cooperation of Malawi
TAC Total Allowable Catch
TCE Technical Committee for the Environment
TCO2E Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
TFR Total Fertility Rate
THA Traditional Housing Area
UNCHS United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
USAID United States Agency for Intemational Development
VIP Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines
VIPLY Viphya Plywood and Allied Industries Limited
VLOM Village Levels Operation and Maintenance
WHO World Health Organisation
WMO World Meteorological Organisation
ZAB Zaire Air Boundary
ZAC Zambezi River Action Plan

 Contents | Foreword  | Acknowlegdements | Editorial Process
Contributors | Preface | Acronyms  | Overview
Chapters: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Appendix I
Lists: Maps | Figures | Tables | Boxes | References