Welcome to Natural Resources College



The Natural Resources College is an Agricultural and Natural Resources Training Institution situated 16 km west of the Capital City of Malawi, Lilongwe, and about 3.5 km off Lilongwe Mchinji Road hence its not too far way from the benefits of the city, yet not too close for its hassles. Built on a 270 ha. estate, the College has excellent training facilitiesnatural forest and neighboring farming communities.


In 1969 the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the Government of Malawi decided to set up a Natural Resources College. The College was to provide training for technical assistance in the field of agriculture, and would include all pre-service training for the Ministry’s extension staff

A 162 ha. site was acquired and sketch designs were prepared in 1973 that formed the basis of a project proposal prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In 1977 the Government of Malawi asked the Government of Canada through its International Development Agency (CIDA), for help in the development of the College and, subsequently, work to develop the College started in 1984. The College was officially opened on 4th February,1986, by Malawi’s first Head of State, His Excellency Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

Announcements of short courses training programmes

The following short courses will be offered at Natural Resources College campus, Lilongwe, Malawi, between June and September 2013.

Name of course Dates/Venue
1 Mushroom production 29th July – 2nd August, 2013
2 Disease control in peri-urban livestock production systems 29th July – 2nd August 2013
3 Community Nutrition 29th July – 2nd August 2013
4 Continuous education programme for animal health 5th – 9th August 2013
5 Land Administration (ii) 5th – 9th August 2013
6 Commercial tomato production 5th – 9th August 2013
7 Community based natural resources management 12th – 16th August 2013
8 Current techniques for common surgical intervention in farm animals 12th – 16th August 2013
9 Commercial pig management training 19th – 23 August 2013
10 Training of trainers (tot) 19th – 23 August 2013
11 Farmers cooperatives and associations management 19th – 23 August 2013

  • Release of End Of Semester Feb June 2013 results
    (19th August 2013) 

  • Supplementary Examinations
    (20-21st August 2013) 

  • Orientation and Registration of New Students
    (31st August 2013)

  • Registration
    (31st August-1st sept, 2013) 

  • Opening Next Semester
    (2nd September 2013) 

  • General Assembly
    (12th September 2013) 

  • Meritorious Awards
    (18th September 2013) 

  • Graduation for intake 18 and 19
    (10th October 2013)
  • Closing 
    (13th December 2013)