|Approval Date||29 Jan 2003|
|Signature Date||05 May 2003|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2010|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Lake Malawi Artisanal Fisheries Development Project, in line with the overall goal of the PRSP of achieving sustainable poverty reduction, seeks to develop artisanal fisheries in five contiguous Lake Malawi littoral districts. It has been designed to support Government’s efforts in community empowerment with the active participation of all stakeholders. To introduce sustainable fisheries activities on the lake requires the application of watershed management support to guarantee adequate regulation of the hydrological cycles and steady supply of clean and adequate volumes of water into the lake. The main thrust of the project is to increase on a sustainable basis capture fish production, complemented by watershed management activities. It also aims at addressing the two main problems confronting the fisheries subsector in the country, which are: (i), the over-exploitation of inshore fish stocks; and (ii) the lack of resources and capacity to tap proven offshore fish stocks. The project comprises four components, namely: (i) Fish Production and Marketing Development; (ii) Credit Delivery; (iii) Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening; and (iv) Project Management.
The project’s sector goal is to contribute to Government’s poverty reduction efforts by developing sustainable utilization of renewable natural resources. The project objective is to improve household income by enhancing the management and utilization of fisheries resources in five Lake Malawi littoral districts.
A total of 7,640 households should be involved in fish catch, processing and marketing of fish catch from Lake Malawi. Furthermore, a total of 10,280 households are targeted to participate in the watershed management support activities through the establishment and maintenance of household woodlots and the management of community woodlands in a sustainable manner. Other beneficiaries should include individuals or groups that should be involved in the manufacture and sale of fuelwood efficient stoves, those that should benefit from capacity building activities, and those that should be employed for various project activities. Over 40% of project beneficiaries are women who make up the bulk of fish processors and marketers.
African Development Fund
Government of Malawi
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|