Friday
Apr 25
2014

How Farmers Are Benefiting From Carbon Credits in Nine Photos

Smallholder farmers in Malawi are increasingly threatened by environmental changes, deforestation, and poor land management which lead to diminishing economic opportunities. The Clinton Development Initiative established the Trees of Hope project in 2007 to address these negative effects of climate change and improve the livelihoods of rural farmers in the Dowa and Neno districts of Malawi.
Wednesday
Apr 23
2014

Four Questions 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.

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Malawi over the past few years, I’ve seen how a lack of quality inputs, especially certified seed, depleted soil, and outdated practices are disadvantages to farmers’ productivity and can hurt their livelihoods.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...