The Social Cash Transfer Programme and the Farm Input Subsidy Programme in Malawi

The Government of Malawi is currently reviewing the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP), which was initiated in 2005/2006, as a programme to combat poverty and food insecurity. This paper is intended to inform the FISP review and, in particular, how it can be coordinated with the Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP), in order to enable the FISP to more effectively fulfill its objectives of reducing poverty and food insecurity.