ASWAp is a prioritized and harmonized agricultural investment framework towards
the achievement of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS), the country’s National Development Strategy. The
framework provides a platform for donor support harmonization in the agricultural sector. In particular, it provides a process through which growth and wealth creation, an objective of the MDGS will be achieved. MGDS II has targeted agriculture as the driver of economic growth and recognizes that developing the sector is one of the pre-requisites for economic growth and wealth creation. ASWAp, therefore, offers a strategy for supporting priority activities in the agricultural sector with a view to increase agricultural productivity and make Malawi a hunger free nation, enable people access nutritious foods and increase the contribution of agro- processing to economic growth.
ASWAp framework has three focus areas; namely:
Food Security and Risk Management;
Commercial Agriculture, Agro-processing and Market Development; andSustainable Agricultural Land and Water Management.
These focus areas are strengthened by two key support service areas namely:
Technology Generation and Dissemination; and
Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building.
Furthermore, the ASWAp mainstreams HIV/AIDS, and Gender through the cross-cutting window.
The main goal of ASWAp is to improve food security and nutrition, increase agricultural incomes and ensure sustainable use of natural resources.
It seeks to:
Improvement and maintenance of unpaved rural roads.