The Salvation Army Canada is supporting The Salvation Army Malawi with a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in Mangochi District, totaling $363,000.
Food insecurity is a major problem in this area due to persistent drought, increased crop and livestock disease and degraded soils resulting in reduced harvests and herd sizes. Food insecurity is at its worst between November and February as there is little food stocks left and households are waiting for their crops to be harvested.
This project will work with farmers and their households to adopt conservation agriculture practices to boost soil fertility, increase food production, and build the resilience of the farming system. 450 farmers will receive training from the project and then train other farmers in their communities. These trainings will also address gender inequities that have a negative affect on the well-being of families.
In total, the project will benefit approximately 2,250 individuals.