|Approval Date||18 Dec 2013|
|Signature Date||20 Oct 2014|
|Planned Completion Date||20 Apr 2017|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||01 Jun 2018|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31140|
The present feasability study is initiated by the Government of Malawi (GoM) to permit the development of irrigated agriculture in the Lower Shire Valley as part of the preparatory activities of the Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP). This project aims to improve agricultural productivity and production in a sustainable manner leading to economic growth and reduction of rural poverty in the Lower Shire Valley. The work, in this feasability study, include the following points: (a) updating the 2008 feasibility study, taking account of the findings of the recently completed (May 2012) prefeasibility study funded by AWF and recognizing the opportunity presented by the presence in the project area and (b) undertaking additional work on aspects that have not so far received adequate coverage in the feasibility study. The estimated total cost of the activities is € 5.3 million. Of this amount, AWF will provide a grant of € 1.79 million to cover the cost of the technical feasibility study. GoM will contribute € 73,700 to cover the project management costs and the balance (€ 3.42 million) will be provided by on-going projects financed by the World Bank.
The objective of the proposed further preparation activities is to provide GoM with a comprehensive set of information required for making a decision regarding the implementation of Phase I of SVIP.
The project would benefit not only the population of the Lower Shire Valley but also Malawi as a whole by contributing to economic growth of the country. The primary beneficiaries of SVIP would comprise smallholders as well as households receiving additional wage employment in irrigation farming. A pre-feasibility study estimates that these households represent about 93000 beneficiaries in phase 1, and 272 000 (total area) in phase 2, or 40% of the lower Shire Valley population (2008). In addition, Illovo Sugar would also benefit from being able to convert to a gravity water supply.
AfricaWater Facility Fund
Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation (MoWDI)
|Other IATI identifier||CA-3-A034853001|
|Last Update||02 Mar 2021|
|Name||KISYOMBE Vinda Highson Lutamyo|