|Approval Date||15 Jul 2022|
|Signature Date||03 Aug 2022|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The proposed operation consists of a loan to the Government of Malawi for UA 15 million ($20.2 million) to finance the Malawi Agriculture Emergency Food Production Facility. It is an African Development Fund loan instrument and will be applied over one year period from 31st July 2022 to 30th June 2023. This proposal results from a request by the Government of Malawi dated 6th June 2022, to re-purpose the resources earlier committed for the Malawi Agriculture Commercial Value Addition and Youth in Agribusiness Project. The project is premised on the existing seed and fertilizer distribution systems in Malawi. The Project has three components, namely: (i) Scaling up Food Production; (ii) Enhanced registration of smallholder farmers and farmer organizations towards receipt of inputs, extension, and market services; (iii) Agriculture Policy Dialogue and Project Coordination.
The main goal of the Project is to support smallholder farmers and the government to raise food production to mitigate the impact of the Russia-Ukraine food crisis in the short-term period. It will be achieved through the provision of fertilizer and certified climate smart seeds. The Ministry of Agriculture will also be supported to enhance the capacity of its database of registered beneficiary smallholder farmers.
The project targets half a million (0.5) farm households of which 50% will be female beneficiaries through: (i) Provision of certified cereal and legume seeds, and fertilizer, (ii) Support to extension services and Government farmers databank, and (iii) Policy-based studies to inform the debate on sustainable subsidy delivery in the country including building the resilience of value chain actors from future shocks.
African Development Fund
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY
|Last Update||06 Dec 2022|
|Name||OPIO-OMODING James Peters|