CONTEXT

- Agriculture is at the heart of Malawi economy, representing 30% of GDP and 78% of working population
- Dependence on huge climate variations: lands and cultivation modes are not adapted
- The quick population growth and the country's poverty level require fast and adapted action
- Bad agricultural practices entail a deterioration of natural resources, high levels of deforestation, and declining soil fertility

 

INTEGRATED APPROACH RELYING ON FOUR MAIN ACTIONS

IMPROVE THE INPUTS USED
> Development of good practices to increase fertilizer efficiency under certain climatic conditions

INCREASE THE ADOPTION OF CLIMATE-SMART PRACTICES
> Development of a more inclusive communication system with the farmers
> Clarication of concepts and practices

OPTIMIZE THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE INFORMATION
> Better management of weather data
> Reinforcement of institutional capabilities and link with the academic world

PROMOTE DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES
> Better access to credit, infrastructure improvement

 

SCOPE

MALAWI

 

IMPACT & NEXT STEPS

Sustainable impact
Harvests of better quality
Reduced dependency on climate hazards
Implementation of more responsible agricultural techniques
Improved production in terms of quality and quantity, yielding more money for farmers

Next steps
Fund raising, development of partnerships and launch of the first research phase

 

The "AAA" initiative can help the project by identifying potential partners and financing sources