WFP boosts food production and builds resilience to climate change in Malawi



WFP boosts food production and builds resilience to climate change in Malawi

We will continue to work together to improve food security and promote sustainable agriculture

LUSAKA, Zambia, September 21, 2021 / APO Group / –

The activities of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Malawi between 2015 and 2020 helped communities adapt to climate change and lifted them out of the cycle of hunger, confirms a recent independent assessment.

The assessment, conducted by Information, Training and Development (ITAD), highlights that 95 percent of participating households reported increased agricultural production through climate-smart agriculture, with 75 percent of households harvesting more than 200 kg of maize in 2020, up from 43 percent in 2019. In addition, 90 percent of participants said they were better prepared to deal with natural disasters.

“Now more than ever, in the wake of the pandemic and the increasingly devastating consequences of climate change, we must continue to empower communities,” said Marco Cavalcante, Country Director and WFP Representative (ai) in Malawi. “We will continue to work together to improve food security and promote sustainable agriculture. “

WFP’s Food Assistance for Asset Creation (CAV) interventions supported 128,000 households in Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Machinga, Mangochi, Nsanje, Phalombe and Zomba districts. Under the FFA, families build and maintain community gardens and irrigation systems and reforest land to support their livelihoods, create healthier environments and reduce the impacts of climate shocks.

WFP provides assistance using food or cash transfers to cover immediate food needs, while asset creation builds the resilience of communities over time. As food security improves, communities continue to build assets, but without food or cash transfers. WFP also supports them through radio weather forecasts, community microcredit programs and crop insurance. Training to reduce post-harvest losses is provided and their access to markets is improved by linking farmers’ cooperatives with local supermarkets and school feeding interventions.

Highlights of the project include (2015-2020):

• 8.4 million tree seedlings planted

• 150,000 energy-efficient homes distributed, halving the consumption of firewood to reduce


• 14,000 hectares of degraded land rehabilitated and planted (equivalent to 20,000 football fields)

• 9,000 hectares of protected community woodlands (12,000 soccer fields)

• 1,800 wells constructed or protected, increasing access to water for agriculture and family use

• 275 hectares of agricultural land used for irrigated agriculture with solar energy (400 football fields)

FFA interventions have been implemented in Malawi since 2015 in coordination with the technical departments of the Government of Malawi at the central and district levels and with the financial support of several development partners, notably the Adaptation Fund, Flanders, the Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USAID.

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