|Approval Date||19 Jun 2000|
|Signature Date||21 Dec 2000|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2004|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2004|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The first phase of the Special Programme for Food Security (SPFS) aims to alleviate absolute poverty and chronic food insecurity among the smallholders in selected areas of Malawi. It’s designed because of the needs of the very poor and chronically food insecure are not being met by past investments in food production. The present intervention should facilitate the design of appropriate investment projects for implementation country wide thereby improving overall agricultural and food production, especially for smallholders. This would in turn make a significant and sustainable contribution to improved food security at the household and national levels. While the primary focus of the project is on water control, in the light of the broad and interlinked strategy adopted by the project in addressing food security issues, and considering the mixed farming systems that are found in the project areas, the project should also promote improvements in rainfed cropping. The project has three main components: (i) water control and management, (ii) diversification and intensification, and (iii) constraints analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and project co-ordination.
The first phase of the SPFS Project seeks to contribute to the improvement of household and national food security by identifying and test applying appropriate technologies for improving agricultural productivity and production and to define strategies, including institutions for enabling the food insecure to access these technologies and to apply them on a sustainable basis.
The expected beneficiaries of the project are the smallholder households that cultivate the irrigated land. Women who represent about 70% of full-time farmers at the project sites should constitute a similar proportion of the beneficiaries of the first phase of the project.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|
|Name||KANU Benedict Sorie|