|Approval Date||15 Jul 1998|
|Signature Date||13 Jan 1999|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2009|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2009|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
Macadamia Smallholder Development Project (MSDP) has a high priority among the GOM development objectives. The project aims at alleviating poverty in the rural areas, by raising rural incomes and identifying the economic base. MSDP will also foster an enabling environment for private sector development through improvement of the essential agricultural services to farmers, increasing investment in rural infrastructure and appropriate training packages. Most importantly, the MSDP will focus on the smallholders, women farmers, youth; and the groups with substantial untapped growth potential. One of the most notable strategies proposed under the project is strengthening the farmer groups or creating new groups were appropriate. This will empower the smallholders by enabling them to determine their own affairs in terms of their agricultural activities. The project will have five components: nursery development, including mother and community nurseries; crop development including supply of credit to smallholder farmers; research and extension support, capacity building including support to farmer group organisations; infrastructure development, including construction of buildings and rehabilitation of gravel access roads and Project Management.
The sector goal is to improve on the well being of Malawians through poverw alleviation, especially among rural people, by promoting broad based and rapid agricultural development. The objective is to promote and develop the production of 500 ha (revised to 1200 ha at mid-term) of macadamia inter-cropped with 2,500 ha of food and cash crops under smallholder production in the project area.
The primary beneficiaries are the communities residing in 5 selected Extension Planning Area (EPAs) in each of Kasungu and Mzuzu Agricultural Development Divisions.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security
|Last Update||19 Jan 2021|