Malawi - Mwanza Rural Developement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Aug 1991
Signature Date 13 May 1992
Planned Completion Date 30 Sep 2005
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2005
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Commitment U.A 5,485,074.29
Status Completion

Project General Description

Mwanza Rural Development Project fits in the Government’s National Rural Development Programme and is among the priority projects listed in the Bank’s country prospect and economic programme paper for Malawi. The project aims at increasing agricultural production by encouraging farmers, through extension and training, to adopt research recommandations and providing supportive infrastructure. It will raise long term productivity of land by providing for measures to reduce soil erosion, land degradation and to manage land resources. The project is to be implemented over a 5-year period; it will provide extension and credit packages that will help the smallholders to increase agricultural production. Incomes and welfare of the rural people in Mwanza district will be improved as a result of successful project implementation. It is expected that some 13,575-farm families will actively participate in the project.

Project Objectives

The objectives are to increase the incomes and welfare of the smallholders in Mwanza District; protect land resources and maintain and raise long-term productivity of the land to enhance increased production for export and import substitution.


The primary beneficiaries of the project are estimated at 13,575 farm households in Mwanza district, which was later bifurcated into two districts.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-AB0-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name AMADOU Ibrahim Ahamed

Geographic Location

Country Malawi