HONORABLE LOBIN CLARKIE LOWE
Minister of Agriculture of Malawi
Lobin Clarkie Lowe is a Malawian politician who has been a Member of Parliament in the Malawi National Assemble from 2009 to present and also currently serves as the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security.
Early Life and Education
Lobin Lowe attended primary school education at Mwenda, Chiseka, Buluzi primary schools; all of these are in Lilongwe and then at Mponda primary school in Zomba district. He later attended post primary education at William Murry secondary school. Thereafter, went to Bunda College of Agriculture where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture.
Lobin Lowe has worked with Ministry of Agriculture as an Extension Officer and InterAid Organization. After leaving InterAid, Lobin Lowe ventured into commercial farming where he founded and has been the Managing Director of GreenWorld Farms which specializes in the production of Mangoes and Bananas. The GreenWoorld farms are located in Lilongwe and Salima districts.
Lobin Lowe has served as the member of Parliament for Lilongwe Central Constituency since 2009. He was elected Malawi Congress Party Chief Whip in the Malawi National Assembly. He served as Leader of Opposition in the Malawi National Assembly until his appointment as Minister of Agriculture and Food Security in July 2020.
He has over 30 years experience in the agricultural industry spanning research, development and commercial positions in both public and private organizations, including over 12 years in the fertilizer industry in Nigeria. He was Group Head of Commercial Services at Notore Chemical Industries PLC, West Africa’s premier Urea Manufacturer, where he was responsible for all the functions related to business Development, marketing and sales in all markets globally.
He has great capacity and experience in developing and running Public-Private-Partnerships towards deploying appropriate farm inputs and technologies to help increase farm yields across Africa. Innocent is an alumnus of the prestigious London Business School and also holds a Doctorate degree in Crop Production. As Vice President of WAFA, Innocent has been a major force in driving the rapid growth of the Association and its emergence as the voice for private sector actors in the fertilizer industry across the West Africa Region.