Linking agriculture and nutrition in Malawi

Linking agriculture and nutrition in Malawi

04 August 2015

As critical pillars of development and well-being, nutrition and food security are key parts of Concern’s programmes in Malawi.

Concern has been supporting very poor farmers in Malawi since 2006. Our approach is based on social and behaviour change principles, and an understanding of the pathways through which agriculture can influence nutrition – particularly through food production, income generation and the empowerment of women.

Our livelihoods programmes work to increase the returns that farmers can earn through the sale of produce by connecting them with the private sector, as well supporting the formation of co-operative and farmers groups.

We also support the adoption of conservation agriculture farming techniques, which has significantly increased yields for thousands of farmers.

Village savings and loans groups have furthered the economic empowerment of women, as has the reduction of workloads and the establishment of care groups. Cooking demonstrations have helped to promote nutritional diversity in communities.

Our work in Malawi is supported by innovative data monitoring systems, which help to make our food and nutritional programmes adaptive and dynamic.

To find out more about our approaches and their impact on food and nutritional security in Malawi, read the report below.

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Ireen Mndala demonstrates how to plant seed using the conservation agriculture method in Mankwhwazi village, Malawi. Photo taken by Jennifer Nolan/Concern Worldwide in May 2012.

Linking agriculture and nutrition in Malawi

Concern’s approach to food and nutrition security in Malawi is climate smart, gender-conscious and technologically innovative. Find out more about this programme.
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