Help communities grow more food in the face of changing weather patterns
The majority of people in Malawi depend on small-scale farming for their food and livelihoods, and so rely on regular rainfall. But in southern Malawi, increasingly prolonged dry spells mean that many families are experiencing extreme poverty, and people are regularly going hungry.
With your support we aim to:
- Improve farmers' incomes and agricultural production to ensure reliable food supplies by helping them grow more drought-resistant crops;
- Promote better land and water management by developing irrigation systems and providing training in soil and water conservation;
- Strengthen livelihoods and provide new ways to generate income by distributing livestock, diversifying crops, and establishing village savings and loans schemes;
- Enable communities to identify climate risks, prepare action plans, and understand and implement disaster risk-reduction measures.
Who will benefit
This year, around 4,000 households (20,000 people) from 100 villages in the Balaka and Blantyre districts will benefit directly. In all, some 40,000 people, mainly from female- and child-headed households, will benefit.