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.

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Malawi over the past few years, I’ve seen how a lack of quality inputs, especially certified seed, depleted soil, and outdated practices are disadvantages to farmers’ productivity and can hurt their livelihoods.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

Africa’s Progress

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- 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...
A Slideshow Celebrating International Women's Day

A Slideshow Celebrating International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2013
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...