Malawi - Horticulture and Food Crops Development Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 1998
Signature Date 24 May 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Aug 2009
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 6,272,458.54
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Horticulture and Food Crops Development Project (HDP) is in line with the ADF VII Policy and strategy of poverty alleviation. The proposed project conforms to the Government’s objectives of improving smallholder crop production by promoting the adoption of improved irrigation and horticultural technology to farmers and by providing the necessary capacity building for irrigation, marketing, credit and institutional support to stimulate sustainable agricultural development. It also supports Government’s poverty eradication and diversification of the economic base, especially the agriculture sector consistent with a broad base growth strategy. The project has five components has taken into i) Capacity Building of Irrigation, Crop Production and Research Departments of Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation;oduction and ii) Establishment of a Micro-Finance Credit System; ii) Establishment iii) Establishment of Small-Scale Irrigation Schemes;of Small-Scale iv) Establishment of a Marketing Structure; andeting Structure; and v) Project Management Office.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to improve the well-being of Malawians through poverty alleviation, especially among rural people, by promoting broad based and accelerated agricultural development. Specifically, the objective is to contribute to food security by increasing agriculture productivity and farm income of the smallholder target group through better access to small-scale irrigation, horticulture and marketing development.


The primary beneficiaries are the estimated 8500 small farmers including women and youth who reside in the four Agricultural Development Divisions (ADDs) of Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Salima in the North and Central Regions of the country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-A00-002
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name SOLIMAN Wael Mohamed Roshdy

Geographic Location

Country Malawi