Support to the Malawi Sugar Cane Out Growers Irrigated Scheme
Sector: Industrial crops/export crops
EU Contribution: € 5,000,000.00 (100% of total).
Description: The scheme seeks to improve the capacity of sugar outgrowers in agricultural methods, and to build sugar outgrowers' management capabilities. The Shire Valley Cane Growers Trust seeks to expand the existing 750 hectare irrigation scheme of Kasinthula Phase I and II and convert 550 ha of surrounding Traditional Authority land into sugarcane production and 21.9 ha into irrigated food crops. The scheme contributes to poverty-reduction in intervention areas through the expansion of the sugar sector by improving Dwangwa cane haulage/feeder roads.
Location : Malawi, central and southern regions, Chikwawa, Blantyre and Dwangwa.