LILONGWE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

The Agricultural Development Division (ADD) Management Unit’s infrastructure was part of Mr. Baron’s Tobacco Estate. Originally the ADD was part of area under Agricultural Regional Office for the centre and became Lilongwe Land Development Programme (LLDP) soon after independence. It became an ADD in 1982 when all the regional offices and major projects were made uniform under National Rural Development Programme (NRDP).

Vision

Based on the Ministry’s Strategic Plan for 2003 - 2008, the ADD envisions “an ADD with sustainable food security and reduced poverty,” at both household and community levels and consequently, sufficiently contributing towards sustainable national socio-economic development.

Mission statement

The ADD’s mission is to promote, coordinate and facilitate agricultural productivity and sustainable utilization and management of natural resources so as to ensure food security and increased incomes at household level.

Mandate

The ADD‘s mandate is to ensure sustainable food and nutrition security and reduced poverty at both household and community level thereby contributing towards sustainable national economic development.

KASUNGU AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Vision

An ADD with diversified crop production and sustainable crop production and productivity

Mission

Promoting appropriate crop production technologies and providing crop production technical services in order to contribute towards household and national food security, increased crop-based incomes, and foreign exchange earnings and import substitution.

Mandate

The mandate of the Department is to promote sustainable crop production through dissemination of appropriate crop production technologies and provision of crop production services such as subsidized farm inputs, mechanisation, seed production and crop protection.

KARONGA AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Karonga Agricultural Development Division (KRADD) covers two District Agricultural Development Offices (DADOs) namely; Chitipa and Karonga. The districts are subdivided into six Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) each. These EPAs are further divided into 51 and 53 sections for Chitipa and Karonga respectively.  The ADD has a total 2016 population estimate of 570, 879 out of which 136, 147  are farming households with Karonga district having 79,185 and Chitipa 66,952 farming households.

Vision

KRADD envisions a farming community with sustainable food security and increased agro based incomes.

Mission

The mission of KRADD is to promote agricultural productivity and sustainable management of land resources in partnership with other stakeholders to achieve food security, increased incomes and ensure sustainable socio-economic growth and development.

Objectives

·       To attain and sustain household food security

·       To create employment through increased farm incomes

·       To conserve the natural resource base

·       To disseminate up to date agricultural information and technologies

·       To ensure pests/parasites and disease control for both crops and livestock

·       To promote use of labour saving technologies

·       To mainstream gender and HIV/AIDS in agricultural interventions.

MACHINGA AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Machinga Agricultural Development Division (MADD) is one of the eight Agricultural Development Divisions (ADDs) in Malawi. It is located in the Southern Region of the country and borders with Blantyre ADD in the South and Lilongwe ADD to the North.

MADD is made up of four District Agricuture Development Offices namely: Zomba, Mangochi, Machinga and Balaka. The districts are subdivided into 34 Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) that are further subdivided into 560 sections.

According to 2012/13 census, it was estimated that there are 835, 583 farm families distributed in the districts.

Vision

'The ADD that enjoys food security and sustainable agricultural growth and development'.

Mission

'To promote agricultural productivity and sustainable management of land resources to achieve food security, increased incomes and ensure sustainable socio-economic growth and development'.

Mandate

'To promote and accelerate broad-based, sustainable agricultural development policies to enhance economic growth and contribute to poverty reduction.