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A lady in a corn field holding a hoe
April 19, 2018

Smallholder farmers cultivate 90% of the arable land in Malawi and face many challenges including declining soil fertility, erratic rainfall, land constraints, and poor institutional support. With limited access to credit, inputs, and price information, the typical farmer struggles to support a family of six on only one hectare of land. Also, Malnutrition particularly is a major problem causing stunting for 47% of children under the age of 5.

May 18, 2017

USAID/Malawi Communications Specialist Oris Chimenya Speaks To Christabel Namonde, Balaka District Coordinator For The USAID-Funded Project, Support For Service Delivery Integration (SSDI) Services On How Pre-Mature Babies Are Saved Through Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

Let Girls Learn Malawi
January 10, 2017

USAID’s Let Girls Learn AMAA (Give Girls a Chance to Learn) project in Malawi seeks to deliver a range of district specific activities to mitigate the barriers to girls’ enrollment and retention in school. The project will work in five priority districts including Balaka, Machinga, Phalombe, Mzimba and Chikwawa, targeting girls aged 10-19 in both upper primary and secondary schools. Led by Save the Children, AMAA will work with local and international NGOs as well as NORC, the Ministry of Education in Malawi, and plans to partner with USDA to mitigate the barriers preventing girls’ enrollment and retention in school.

Malawi Food Situation Food For Peace USAID
September 27, 2016

Malawi is an extremely poor country, with 41 percent of its population living in poverty, and a low ranking of 173 out of 187 countries in the 2015 UN Development Program Human Development Index. More than 80 percent of Malawians live in rural areas and depend largely on rain-fed agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to recurrent drought, climatic variation, and natural disasters. Malawi periodically experiences major reductions in food production due to climatic shocks, and the situation is exacerbated by an unfavorable policy environment, low investment in agriculture, and lack of agriculture diversification.

Malawi Gender Equality Women Empowement
September 15, 2016

“I'm convinced that a world in which women and girls are treated as equal to men and boys, is safer, more stable, and more prosperous. – President Barack Obama in a statement commemorating International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015

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