Department of Agriculture Planning Services

The Department of Agricultural Planning Services (DAPS) implements its activities through the following units: Policy and Programme Development & Budget; Food Security; Central Monitoring & Evaluation; Trade & Marketing;


A well planned and coordinated agricultural sector


To ensure coherent planning and execution of agricultural policies and programmes


The Department of Agricultural Planning Services is mandated to: Provide guidance on preparation and implementation of agricultural policies; Identify and prepare projects and programme proposals for the ministry; Monitor and evaluate agricultural sector projects and programmes; Coordinate agricultural marketing issues; Collect, analyze and maintain agricultural statistics and databank; Coordinate the implementation of food security programmes; and Analyze and advise the Ministry on sectoral policies.

Major Roles

The main Planning Roles being implemented by the department include:

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    Analyzing and advising the Ministry on sectoral policies including long-term planning;

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    Identifying potential areas of investment and preparing projects and programme proposals for the Ministry;

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    Coordinating and preparing Ministry Annual Work Plans and Budgets;

  • 8

    Coordination of programmes implementation

  • 10

    Production of monthly, quarterly, annual progress reports of programmes / projects and activities in the Ministry and production of Project Completion Reports

  • 2

    Monitoring and evaluating agricultural sector projects and programmes;

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    Collecting and analyzing agricultural statistics including marketing intelligence;

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    Maintaining and coordinating an agricultural statistics databank;

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    Analyzing household and national food security situation and providing early warning signals to policy makers; and

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    Coordinating sector players on investments in the agriculture sector


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Anchor/Megafarm Programme Contacts.

Postal Address

Ministry of Agriculture, P.O Box 30134, Capital city, Lilongwe 3



+265 889 558 933

Physical Address

Megafarm Building In Kanengo - along Area 25 road, behind kanengo puma filling station