The component focuses on building the capacity of the MoAIWD to fully operationalize the NAIP. As capacity gaps persist for a fully functional NAIP, this component aims at addressing prioritized critical capacity gaps to effectively propel NAIP functionality.

Sub-component 3.1: Institutional Capacity Building

  • The sub-component supports training officers at Masters and Diploma levels at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), for effective project implementation and sustainability.

Sub-component 3.2:  Strengthening M&E and Agricultural Statistics

  • This sub-component strengthens the capacity of the DAPS to enhance strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation functions of the MoAIWD at all levels. The sub-component therefore aims at (i) strengthening the M&E system through web based management information systems to track progress of NAIP indicators at various levels, (ii) supporting improvement of the agricultural production estimates methodology, with particular focus on implementation of the recommendations from the pilot studies to improve agricultural production estimates that were undertaken in the previous project, (iii) developing an agricultural statistics data bank, (iv) carrying out food security monitoring and reporting and (v) rationalizing the district M&E administration requirements.