The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Malawi is in line with the Government of Malawi’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.
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
C/O CIAT|P.O Box 158
Golden Peacock Complex|Presidential Way|City Center
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.
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).
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.