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Crop and Food Assessments, Crop Production
3 October 2013

The UN World Food Programme, along with the Government of Malawi, launched a relief operation on 1 October to meet a rise in Malawi’s food needs due to bad weather during the growing season. Also affecting the food security of the country are high food prices. The areas of greatest need are more widely dispersed than last year and include the traditional grain baskets of central and northern Malawi.  

 

Purchase for Progress
9 August 2013

As the global coordinator for WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) pilot, I visited Malawi in July to review the challenges facing smallholder farmers and how P4P might build on progress made to date. These are a few of my observations. 

Climate Change
28 May 2013

Disaster risk reduction is a priority for WFP Malawi.  This means ensuring a sustainable food supply for communities living in disaster-prone areas. WFP is working to increase the resilence to climate-related and other shocks of some 98,000 people in seven districts so that they are better able to prepare for and respond to disaster. 

Purchase for Progress
5 February 2013

Helping small farmers connect to markets is one of the most effective things we can do to build communities free from hunger. That’s what the ground-breaking “Purchase for Progress” initiative has done in 20 countries around the world. Now in the fifth and final year of its pilot phase, here’s what five farmers who took part in it have to say about the experience.

Cash and Vouchers
17 December 2012

With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay.


23 November 2012

Drought in parts of Malawi spelled disaster for farmers like Saukila who live from harvest to harvest, surviving on what they can grow. Fortunately other areas of the country were spared, leaving a surplus that WFP and its partners are using to assist communities hit by the drought.


22 May 2012

WFP nutrition support helps improve the health of children under five as well of pregnant women and nursing mothers. More than 29,500 children are benefitting from  WFP's supplementary feeding programme at 338 government-run health centres across Malawi. The food rations treat malnutrition... and provide hope for mothers like Asiyileni Bwanali.

Focus on Women, School Meals
10 May 2012

School meals do not only fill stomachs. They also attract students to school and help them to concentrate on their lessons. In the case of girls, they do even more. They can help prevent them from leaving school early and getting married before they are ready.

Livelihoods, Food for Assets, Food Prices, Nutrition, School Meals
2 November 2011

A cross-section of people, from VIPs to ordinary community members, got together on World Food Day in October to share lessons they had learned about how to make more nutritious food a part of their daily lives.

Purchase for Progress
4 November 2010

"Here I am, a changed and empowered woman” says Rosemary Kaphadzale. As member of the Chikwatula farming cooperative in Malawi, she was able to sell her surplus maize to WFP – and to use the proceeds to improve the life of her children.