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
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.Read More about Africa’s Progress
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
Over the past 11 years we've been working to strengthen opportunity for women and girls around the world – from educating young girls on life-long healthy eating habits to providing women business owners in Haiti, Latin America, Africa, and the United States with technical assistance, as well as providing...Read More about A Slideshow Celebrating International Women's Day
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