Malawi scores 4.9/10 and is on track in implementing the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation in Africa.

Highlights of the 5 key areas of strong performance of the country

for CAADP Process Completion.
for the quality of multi-sectorial and multistakeholder coordination.
of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
of youth engaged in new job opportunities in agriculture value chains.
agricultural commodity value chains for which a PPP is established
with strong linkage to smallholder agriculture.

Highlights of the 5 key areas that require the country's attention

increase of agricultural value added per agricultural worker.
annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP).
response to spending needs on resilience building initiatives, from the government budget.
increase of agricultural value added per arable land.
increase of the value of intra-Africa trade of agricultural commodities and services.
  • Malawi should strengthen investments to reverse the declining growth in agriculture value added per worker and as a share of arable land.
  • The country should provide for all budget required to enhance resilience to climate related risks in the agriculture sector.
  • The country should put in place policies that would facilitate and promote intraregional African trade in agricultural commodities and services.


Overall country score: 4.83

2017 Country Scorecard for implementing Malabo Declaration

Malabo Commitments Areas (T) Commitments Categories (C)
No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress
1Re-committing to CAADP Process7.23.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process10.003.33On Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance4.243.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support7.353.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture4.926.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture9.8410.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20252.093.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies3.905.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.751.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss4.111.00On Track
4Strengthening Social Protection0.0010.00Not on Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition1.671.00On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20254.982.06On Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction0.003.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains10.001.00On Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains9.921.00On Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities1.361On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions2.721.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability4.656Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks2.622.00On Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6810.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results9.244.78On Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E8.081.00On Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability10.003.33On Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.6510.00Not on Track