Agriculture in
Malawi

The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Tanzania is in line with the Government of Tanzania’s Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II), which aims to transform the country’s agricultural systems and increase the productivity and income of smallholder farmers.

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Total Population

19Million

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Population Engaged in Agricultural Activities

57%

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Agriculture Contribution to GDP

42%

Sophie Chitedze

AGRA Malawi
Country Manager

Mcloud Kayira

Associate Program Officer

Noel Sangole

Associate Program Officer

Philimon Kapsalem’bwinja

Driver/Office Assistant

Regina Mendulo

Program Coordinator

Contact

Malawi
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
C/O CIAT|P.O Box 158
Golden Peacock Complex|Presidential Way|City Center
Lilongwe, Malawi
Email: info@agra.org

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development. 

P.O. Box 30134,
Lilongwe 3
Malawi
Phone: +265 (0) 1 788 738
Email: agriculture@agriculture.gov.mw
Website: www.agriculture.gov.mw/

Our Strategy

AGRA works with the Government and various strategic partners to increase incentives for private sector participation and investment in the agricultural sector while enhancing access to finance and markets; the adoption of climate smart technologies and use of inputs (seeds and fertilizer).

Our Investments

In the first decade, AGRA built an asset base in technologies, partnerships and models which can be scaled for a significant impact on the status of inclusive agriculture in Malawi. Our strategy and support in Malawi seeks to bring all of these elements together and contribute to the national strategy, improving the incomes and food security for at least 800,000 smallholder households.

This will support  the government’s and other partners’ efforts to strengthen the agriculture sector’s planning, coordination and implementation systems to create an enabling policy environment that attracts increased private sector investments.

In addition, through catalytic interventions at systems level that seek to crowd in private sector in seed and input distribution systems, we will increase demand driven seed and fertilizer supplies as well as enhance market linkages for legumes as an alternative export.

US$1.6M million invested in Malawi's agricultural industry

Early Results

$1.6Million

Total Amount Committed for Six Projects

200,000

Farmers Reached

$240,998

Awarded to the Ministry of Agriculture

Further Resources

Malawi Operational Plan
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Funding partners

Other Partners