Support to the NGO “Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program” (2013)

Duration: 2013-2015

Budget: 650.000 euro

In 2009, the Government of Flanders already contributed to this organisation in the framework of a programme about capacity building among agricultural extension workers.

Duration and budget

This supplementary contribution amounts to 650,000 euros. The project will run from 2013 to 2015.

Problem definition

The agricultural sector is essential for food production in Malawi. Especially in more remote provinces, it is not easy for local farmers to solve small and large agricultural problems.

Practical implementation

This project will be implemented by the NGO "Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program" (SSLLP). The SSLLP wants to promote adjusted methods and techniques for the production and use of livestock. This is usually an important source of proteins for local farmers, their families and the rural population. The SSLLP is one of the few local NGOs working around livestock farming. It not only has a good insight into the local situation in remote areas, but also works well together with the Department of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES) of the Ministry of Agriculture and with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

In 2009, the Government of Flanders already allocated a grant to this organisation in the framework of a programme around capacity building among agricultural extension workers. With this project the SSLLP wants to continue its activities in other regions and provinces. The programme will be implemented in six districts:

  • Mzimba
  • Kasungu
  • Ntchisi
  • Muphi
  • Nkhata Bay
  • Karonga.

In Mzimba and Kasungu the SSLLP wants to further link up with the FAO programme which receives aid from Flanders. In the other districts complementary work will be done on current programmes around livestock. The SSLLP cooperates closely with the government and concentrates on a participatory approach with the communities by strengthening their capacities in order to achieve more sustainable results.

Partner

Small Scale Livestock and Livelihoods Program (SSLLP)