Sustainable Agricultural Production Programme
- smallholder farmers who could potentially achieve household food security but have difficulty producing a surplus for market
- small-scale commercial farmers, who are influential in farmers’ groups and can facilitate early adoption of good agricultural practices
- the poorest rural households, which have few assets and rely mainly on low-paid seasonal labour for income.
About 200,000 households will participate directly, receiving technical and financial support to increase crop yields, including basic inputs such as seed and fertilizer.
A research component of the programme aims to further refine and adapt agricultural techniques to conditions in Malawi. To raise awareness and understanding of these practices, the programme will also make enhanced agricultural extension services accessible to households in the target groups.
13 December 2011
2011 - 2021
Total Project Cost
US$ 71.77 million
US$ 60.03 million
National Government US$ 4.23 million
National Government (add) US$ 2.8 million
Beneficiaries In-kind US$ 2 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.22 million
Private sector local US$ 1.42 million
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional