WorldFish joins united effort to boost climate-smart food systems in Malawi
In Malawi, land and aquatic food systems engage 80 percent of the population playing a key role in food security, employment and economic growth. However, the increasing impacts of climate change are threatening the productivity of small-scale producers. Increased temperatures and erratic weather have led to drought and flooding, causing shorter growing seasons, poor crop yields, food shortages, hunger and the spread of disease in a country already struggling to achieve food and nutrition security.
In an effort to boost small-scale producers’ ability to adapt and mitigate climate change in Malawi, WorldFish has partnered with other agricultural research centers in the CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural innovation network, and the Malawi government to launch a multidisciplinary research for development aimed at equipping small-scale producers with climate-smart innovations.