Malawi - Lilongwe Forestry Project

Project Summary

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
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 3,644,131.25
Status Completion

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-AAD-001
Last Update 19 Jan 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Malawi