UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1964. The current UNICEF/Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation.
In Malawi, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Government to use development resources effectively and accountably to achieve the objectives of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy and attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
UNDP Malawi works closely with partners to build the national capacity to combat the widespread and deep-rooted poverty in Malawi. More than two thirds of the population lives below the national poverty line.
The Ministry's mission is to promote and facilitate agricultural productivity so as to ensure food security, increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities through the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, adaptive research and effective extension delivery system, promotion of value-addition and agribusiness and irrigation development.
The mandate of the Ministry is to ascertain a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services and implementation of irrigation development programmes in order to contribute to socio-economic growth in Malawi.
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