Agricultural training improves crop productivity and family incomes.
Restocking reserves with wildlife conserves habitats and attracts tourists.
Low-cost conservation farming methods result in more successful harvests.
A nurse takes dried blood spot samples from an infant to test for HIV in a maternal and child health ward in a Malawi clinic.
Unlike its neighbors, Malawi is not endowed with great mineral wealth or particularly fertile soil. It is landlocked, highly dependent on imports for essential commodities, and struggling to deal with high population growth. USAID’s work in Malawi pre-dates its 1964 independence, when USAID programs concentrated on strengthening English language instruction. Today, USAID's work in Malawi aims to:
- Promote Malawi’s political and economic development
- Improve the delivery of and access to health and education services
- Strengthen food security through agricultural investments, and
- Build resiliance and reduce reliance on international humanitarian assistance.
Last updated: March 05, 2013