Wednesday
Apr 23
2014

Four Question About Climate Smart Agriculture in Malawi

Adapting to the negative impacts of climate change is a pressing challenge for anyone engaged in the agricultural sector. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable to these changes such as erratic weather patterns, increased water shortages, shorter growing seasons, and changes in plant and animals diseases and agricultural pests.

Female Farmers at the Anchor Farm Project in Malawi- Blog 11/14/2013

Photo by: Max W. Orenstein / Clinton Foundation
Friday
Nov 15
2013

Practicing Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa

It is a moral outcry that almost 1 billion people go hungry to bed every night. At the same time climate change has devastating effects on our food production woldwide. The only solution is to double our food production in a climate smart way.

The Benefits of Soya

Aug 2, 2013
The Clinton Development Initiative established the Anchor Farm Project in 2008 to help smallholder farmers in Malawi create sustainable farming solutions and increase their income. Since then, the project has expanded to include four 1,000 hectare “anchor” farms that partner with more than 21,000 local smallholder farmers, and provide them with access to quality...

How Rural Health Clinics Will Improve Farmers’ Productivity

Aug 1, 2013

Working with smallholder farmers in Malawi over the past few years, I’ve seen how a lack of quality inputs, especially certified seed, depleted soil, and outdated practices are disadvantages to farmers’ productivity and can hurt their livelihoods.  Farmers battle these elements, and, in …

Empowering Female Farmers to Uplift Communities

Mar 9, 2013
The Clinton Development Initiative established the Anchor Farm Project in 2008 to help smallholder farmers in Malawi create sustainable farming solutions and increase their income. Since then, the project has expanded to include four 1,000 hectare “anchor” farms that partner with more than 21,000 local...

Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty

Oct 31, 2012
When it comes to climate change, individuals have traditionally been in a frustrating position. Our daily activities cause fossil fuels to burn; yet these activities are necessary to function in a modern society. It’s not practical to turn off the heat in the winter, to not use electricity, or to always walk or bike everywhere.