Agricultural Policy and Institutional Strengthening Workshop on ASWAp II

Maize storage (Source: khym54, 2010 (flic.kr/p/86Adpq))

Maize storage (Source: khym54, 2010 (flic.kr/p/86Adpq))

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (MoAIWD), with support from the New Alliance Policy Acceleration Support Project (NAPAS: Malawi)  will host a National Workshop on ASWAp II- Agricultural Policy and Institutional Strengthening (APIS) from October 24 to 26, 2016 at Capital Hotel, Lilongwe.

The major objectives of the workshop are for participants to:

  • Strengthen their organizational and analytical capacity in implementing the National Agriculture Policy (NAP) through the ASWAp II for agricultural transformation and agriculture-led development in Malawi.
  • Help participants own, initiate, and manage both the process and the substance of the NAP and associated institutional improvements in the agriculture sector.
  • Help participants identify key institutional bottlenecks to agricultural transformation, diagnose institutional problems, and identify viable institutional options for effective institutional solutions.
  • Identify the highest priority institutional reforms needed in the priority areas of the NAP.

The workshop will draw on the momentum of the NAP approval to include and sensitize stakeholders on the NAP implementation. It will identify possible institutional reforms and ways in which to “improve the way we do business” to facilitate the agricultural transformation agenda. Champions (organizations and/or individuals) in this respect will be identified. A report containing concrete recommendations for MoAIWD and others will be produced based on the proceedings. This will feed directly into the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) formulation process.