|Approval Date||29 Oct 1992|
|Signature Date||05 Mar 1993|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Jun 2004|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||28 Feb 2005|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31220|
The proposed project, which has a very high priority rating in the Government's development strategy, seeks to avert an imminent environmental crisis from the Indiscriminate felling of trees. It has several positive aspects including improved agricultural and forestry development and etablishment of sustainable fuel-energy source in an environmentally acceptable manner. The project will enhance increased crop yields, provide on-site fuelwood and livestock feed. It will also help to protect wildlife in the Thuma Forest Reserve. Furthermore, by setting up a multi-disciplinary team and providing staff training, the project will strengthen the Forestry Department’s structures in the Lilongwe District. The project could, also, be easily replicated. Other benefits include improved water supply and health services, better transport, marketing, distribution and trading as a result of the 10km access road which will be constructed, as well as higher incomes from increased sales of poles and maize.
The main objectives of the project are to support Government’s efforts to minimize environmental degradation due to deforestation by managing the natural forest resources of biodiversity, fuelwood and poles within the district in a sustainable way and by increasing land productivity in the Lilongwe District through creation of an environmentally sound production system based on agroforestry practices.
The main project’s beneficiaries are Lilongwe District Farmers including women.
African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi
GOVERNMENT OF MALAWI
|Last Update||19 Jan 2021|