Thursday
Dec 11
2014

Notes From the Field: Tanzania

In October 2013, the Clinton Development Initiative began commercial farm operations and a smallholder outreach program near Iringa, located in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).  The …

Friday
Dec 05
2014

How New Farming Techniques Are Helping Me

I first learned about the Anchor Farm in 2012 after a visit to a friend’s field. It was just before harvest. Upon walking through her field I noticed how strong, healthy, and productive her maize and soya crops were.
Female Farmers Clean Soya

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...
Agnes Spinala Preps Maize on Anchor Farm in Malawi

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Malawi over the past few years, I’ve seen how a lack of quality inputs, especially certified seed, depleted soil, and outdated practices are disadvantages to farmers’ productivity and can hurt their livelihoods.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- Blog: 03/09/2013

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

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.