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IFAD'S SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION PROGRAMME (SAPP)

The Sustainable Agriculture Production Programme (SAPP) is being implemented within Government of Malawi Sector Wide Approach (ASWAp) over a nine year period. It is being implemented in the six districts of Blantyre, Chiradzulu and Balaka in the Southern Region, Lilongwe and Nkhotakota in the Central Region and Chitipa in the Northern Region. The programme financing is provided by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)- about 89%,

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Programme Components

ADAPTIVE RESEARCH

Under this component, improved agricultural techniques will be further refined to suit Malawian conditions. This will be undertaken in partnership with national, regional and international research institutions. 

Farmer Adoption of Sustainable Good Agriculture Practices

The component facilitates the dissemination and adoption of GAPs with the intention of increasing crop yields, diversifying production, reducing yield variability, reducing labor inputs and improving soil health through integrated packages of improved soil and water management. There are two main requirements for farmer adoption: (i) Increased awareness of available technologies and their benefits; and (ii) access to key inputs. There are two outputs and sub-components under this component: Sub-component 2.1 Improved Agricultural Extension; and (b) Subcomponent 2.2 Access to key agricultural inputs.

Programme Management and Knowledge Management

The component is aimed at overall Programme management and coordination in accordance with the Government of Malawi policies. The focus of the component is on putting in place strategies, systems, guidelines and organization arrangements and structures to facilitate smooth implementation.

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Farmer Groups

A total of 87 out of 141 farmer groups of 10 members each undertook seed multiplication in 2016/2017. These were supported with 36.83 metric tonnes of basic seed for various categories of leguminous crops.

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Goats Distribution

The programme distributed goats 10 1170 households (593 males and 577 females) and chickens to 1280 households (646 males and 634 females) in 2016/2017 on small stock pass on programme.

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