|Approval Date||09 Sep 2009|
|Signature Date||13 Nov 2009|
|Planned Completion Date||30 May 2017|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||30 May 2017|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31162|
The Agricultural Infrastructure Support Project (AISP) is predicated on the emphasis GoM has, in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS), placed on agriculture as the engine for growth and poverty reduction. More specifically, GoM has identified land and water resources management as priority in agricultural development. The project is thus a direct response to GoM’s desire to enhance agricultural productivity by promoting irrigated agriculture in the country. The project serves as a follow-up to the recently completed Bank financed Smallholder Outgrower Sugarcane Project (SOSP) and Smallholder Irrigation Project (ShIP). The project is the Bank’s initial contribution to ASWAp. It will be implemented in three Agricultural Development Divisions (ADDs), namely Salima, Blantyre and Shire Valley and covering 4 districts (Nkhotakota, Neno, Chikwawa and Nsanje). These areas fall within the Green Belt Zone which the Government of Malawi (GoM) has prioritised for agricultural investments. The project has three components: i) infrastructure development; ii) capacity building; and iii) project management and coordination. It will be implemented over a period of five years (2010-2014) and is estimated to cost UA 17.01 million.
The overall sector goal of the project is to increase agricultural productivity and strengthen food security in the country. Its specific objectives are to increase irrigated agricultural output and productivity through efficient agricultural water management, to enhance the participation of smallholder farmers in commercial agriculture.
The primary beneficiaries of the project will be some 3,350 farm households who will benefit from irrigation activities covering an area of 2,320 ha. The beneficiaries will include 600 farm households who will benefit from a 1,220 ha expansion of irrigated outgrower sugarcane development in Dwangwa in Salima ADD, and some 2,750 farm households in the Blantyre and Shire Valley ADDs who will benefit from 7 small-scale irrigation schemes covering a total area of 1,100 ha. It is estimated that about 10,000 households within the region will indirectly benefit from the project activities.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security
|Last Update||19 Jan 2021|
|Name||KISYOMBE Vinda Highson Lutamyo|
|-16.75 35.1667||Nsanje District|
|-12.8042 34.083||Nkhotakota District|
|-14.0196 33.6841||Lilongwe District|
|-16.1667 34.75||Chikwawa District|
|-15.4505 34.7003||Neno District|