Second Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Support Project (WB-P164445)

  • Malawi
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 7, 2018
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Government of Malawi
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 56.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2017

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to improve the productivity and diversification of selected agriculture commodities in the project targeted areas in a sustainable manner. The proposed project will address the objective through a community demand driven approach, building on the lessons and successes of the Agriculture Sector Wide Approach Support Project. The project will ensure that the activities promoted are technically and environmentally sound and ensure that the activities are sustained after project closure. The project will be implemented in 12 districts where roads works will be done, aimed at ensuring a comprehensive package of support from production to marketing of selected agricultural commodities/value chains, while targeting smallholder and emerging farmers.

The project structure would include four components, which are aligned to the National Agriculture Policy and National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP).

  1. Sustainable Agricultural Productivity and Diversification5. This component addresses constraints related to limited agricultural productivity and diversification which has been adversely affected by climate change, whereby limiting agricultural growth and food security.
    1. Farm Input Subsidy Programme
    2. Promotion of diversified crop production systems
    3. Integrated Soil Fertility Management
    4. Pests/diseases and plant protection

  2. Improvement of Rural Roads. This component will contribute towards market access to facilitate commercialization of agricultural production. Support will be provided in form of two main areas of implementation:
    1. Improvement of Rural Unpaved Roads
    2. Implementation Support to District Councils
  3. Institutional Development and Capacity Development in support of NAIP implementation. The objective of this component is to continue building capacity in the Ministry of Agriculture for improved agricultural sector planning and investment management.
    1. Institutional Development, Capacity Building and Coordination
    2. Strengthening Agricultural Planning and Agricultural Statistics
    3. Technical and Skills Development
    4. Technical Assistance and Studies

  4. Project Coordination. This component will finance activities of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) that would be established in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development. The PCU will oversee the implementation of project activities, monitor project progress, and coordinate between implementing entities,
    ensure sound fiduciary management including coordination and accounting for the project funds utilization, ensure social and environmental safeguards compliance, and engage in communication and reporting.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Ben Botolo
Secretary to the Treasury

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development
Erica Maganga
Principal Secretary

Malawi Roads Authority

Emmanuel Matapa
CEO of Roads Authority


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