Smallholder farmers in Malawi have perpetually low-crop yields due to limited access to and availability of quality agricultural inputs and improved agronomic techniques. As a result, most farmers are food insecure and lack a dependable source of income.
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.Read More about How Farmers Are Benefiting From Carbon Credits in Nine Photos
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...Read More about Empowering Female Farmers to Uplift Communities
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.Read More about Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty
Today, the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) and the Salida Capital Foundation Partnership for Sustainable Development, in conjunction with FBSciences, announced that as a result of agricultural programs in Malawi, the average income of local farmers has doubled over two years. Since the formation of the...Read More about Helping Malawian Farmers Improve Incomes and Crop Production
In 2008, the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) introduced the Anchor Farm business development project in the Mchinji District of Malawi. At the time, smallholder farmers in Mchinji were struggling to make ends meet, following the decline of the...Read More about Transforming Communities and Policy in Malawi