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Food security: Building resilience in Malawi

A case study about building drought resilience and overcoming food insecurity in Malawi

2008 Available in English

Malawi is vulnerable to extreme weather events, notably drought and flooding, and it is anticipated that climate change will increase the incidence of erratic weather in the future. Both extreme weather events and environmental degradation contribute to food insecurity. Small-scale farmers in particular can get caught in a ‘vicious cycle’ of food insecurity, asset depletion and vulnerability to shocks.

This case study explains what was done as part of the Tearfund Malawi partnership programme strategy and how it helped communities to overcome food insecurity while building their resilience to drought and erratic weather.

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