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.
Thursday
Sep 18
2014

Stories from Malawi, Part One

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.

How Farmers Are Benefiting From Carbon Credits in Nine Photos

Apr 25, 2014
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.

Four Questions About Climate Smart Agriculture in Malawi

Apr 23, 2014
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.
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...