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.
Friday
Aug 02
2013

Africa 2013: Day 1 Recap

Yesterday in Malawi, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Malawian President Joyce Banda toured a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) facility in Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.

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Malawi over the past few years, I’ve seen how a lack of quality inputs, especially certified seed, depleted soil, and outdated practices are disadvantages to farmers’ productivity and can hurt their livelihoods.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

Africa’s Progress

Jul 31, 2013
In 1998, I first traveled to Africa as President, visiting Ghana, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda, Botswana, and South Africa. At the time, sub-Saharan African economies were regressing – that year, GDP per capita growth was -.2 percent – and 21 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS. But that’s not what I remember most about my trip.

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...