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Ongoing Projects
ID NoProject NameFinancerImplementation periodTarget DistrictsObjectivesMain Interventions
1Smallholder Irrigation & Value Addition Project (SIVAP)AfDB2013-2018 extended to December 2019Thyolo, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Machinga, Karonga, Nkhotakota & SalimaThe specific objective is to Increase agricultural production and productivity through intensification of irrigation, crop diversification, value addition and capacity building.•Sustainable land and water management (development of 2,030 ha of new area and 1,295 ha of existing schemes to be rehabilitated) •Crop diversification and value chain development •Institutional strengthening and capacity building
2Small Farms Irrigation Project: IIArab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) & GovtPhase 1:2013-2015 then Phase two: 2015-2019Nkhatabay & Mangochi The main objective is to increase and improve family food security and incomes by enhancing the productivity of resource poor smallholder farmers, with land holding size of about one hectare •Establishment of a surface irrigation system (800 ha) •Procurement and establishment of an agricultural mechanization fleet •Farmers support services •Marketing
3Programme for Rural Irrigation Development (PRIDE)IFAD2016-2022Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Zomba, Machinga, Rumphi, Nkhatabay, Karonga and Chitipa The specific objectives of the project are: •To enhance the human technical capacity for irrigation development •To enhance beneficiary institutional capacity for irrigation management •To increase irrigated area in the countryDevelopment of 2900 ha for irrigation
4Agriculture Youth Infrastructure Project (AIYAP)AfDB & Government2016-2022Nkhatabay & Nkhotakota•Increase the extent and efficiency of agricultural water management •Increase yield and output of major crops under irrigated agriculture •Enhance participation of smallholder farmers in agricultural marketingDevelopment of 1,360 ha for irrigation
5Shire Valley Transformation Project (SVTP)World bank and AfDB (preparatory studies)From 2018 after completion of preparatory studiesNsanje and ChikwawaTo sustainably enhance incomes and hence food security of about 100,000 households in Chikhwawa and Nsanje Districts through increased agricultural productivity and profitability by establishing market-linked smallholder farming ventures and professionally operated irrigation services in 42,500 ha of lands. •Development of 42,500 ha of land for irrigation •Conducting preparatory studies namely: 1.Technical feasibility 2.Communications, Community Participation, Land Tenure and Resettlement Policy Framework 3.Agriculture Development Planning Strategy 4.Public-Private Partnership 5.Hydraulic Modelling 6.Environmental and Social Impact Assessment 7.Dam safety panel