Feed the Future (FTF) is the U.S. Government’s global initiative to sustainably reduce poverty and hunger. USAID/Malawi’s flagship FTF activity, Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (INVC), strengthens the competiveness of the soy and groundnut value chains, improves the nutritional status of women and children, and builds the capacity of Malawian agriculture and nutrition organizations.
INVC’s approach encourages value chain innovations that increase productivity and help farmers earn higher incomes. At the same time, it promotes consumption of highly nutritious soy and groundnuts, and builds community capacity to prevent under-nutrition. INVC targets smallholder farmers in seven districts in Southern and Central Malawi.
When market-led value chain development is integrated with nutrition-related behavior change, rural household incomes will increase, and the nutritional status of women and children will improve.
$26.6 million over 5 years
Prime: Development Alternatives, Inc.
- Save the Children
- Michigan State University
- National Association of Smallholder Farmers of Malawi
- Farmers Union of Malawi
- Catholic Development Commission in Malawi
- Nkhoma Synod
- International Institute for Tropical Agriculture
- Pakachere Institute of Health and
- Development Communication
- Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa
- Civil Society Agriculture Network
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Last updated: March 17, 2015