3 January 2014

WFP is helping to build a more nutrition-secure Malawi through an innovative programme aimed at preventing stunting. Some 47 percent of Malawian children have stunted growth -- one of the highest rates in Africa. 

P4P Stories from the field, Crop Production, Purchase for Progress
10 December 2013

In 2013, WFP Malawi organised a study tour for smallholder farmers as part of its Purchase for Progress initiative. 

29 November 2013

In 2000, long-time WFP Malawi office staffer Josiah Tepani found out he was HIV-positive. Instead of being the death sentence he feared, the virus transformed Tepani into a passionate champion -- a champion for ending fear and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS in his country and throughout the UN system. This year, 52-year-old Tepani is marking World AIDS Day by sharing his story.

Food Consumption, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
11 November 2013

By focusing on women, WFP is working to break the cycle of hunger in Malawi.

School Meals
24 October 2013

Gladys Bomu, a Malawian mother, recounts the changes in her community since WFP began providing school meals there in 2008.

21 October 2013

Four teachers from Japan visited WFP to learn more about development challenges in Malawi.

Centre of Excellence against Hunger, Capacity Building, National Capacity, Nutrition, School Meals
10 October 2013

WFP and the Government of Malawi have developed the country's first national school meals policy. This policy will provide the first overall framework for sustainable, coordinated and comprehensive health and nutrition programmes in Malawi’s schools.

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.