Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme

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Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme

Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme

Malawi is currently undergoing economic liberalization, under which the Government is restructuring parastatal marketing institutions and market interventions to move into the global market economy. The main objective of the Rural Livelihoods and Economic Enhancement Programme is to ensure that poor rural households engaged in agriculture, livestock and fish production have a role in the increasingly competitive, liberalized economy. Activities focus on supporting poor rural producers so they can benefit from efficient markets and added value for their agricultural products.

The programme aims at engaging the private sector by by working with them to support small scale farmers engage with the value chains  . It seeks to strengthen farmers' participation in the market by improving production, transport, storage, processing and marketing systems for commodities such as groundnuts and Irish potatoes. The goal is to sustainably improve the incomes of economically active poor rural households.

The programme is partly financed under the Debt Sustainability Framework (DSF).


Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
13 December 2007
2007 - 2017
Total Project Cost
US$ 29.24 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 16.7 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 10 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 2.04 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
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Project Contact
Ambrosio Luis Nsingui Barros

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