Project aim

The government of Malawi, supported by the European Union through Farm Income Diversification Programme Phase II (FIDP II), aims at improving the livelihoods and nutritional status of rural households in Malawi through increased and diversified agricultural production, and better market access. In this project… Read more

Project partner

ICRISAT seeks to strengthen the value chains of its climate-smart crops (sorghum, finger and pearl millets, groundnut, chickpea and pigeonpea), to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers through farming systems development, crop improvement and seed systems, integrated crop management, systems analysis and adoption… Read more

Project sites

Malawi agriculture is largely based on smallholder systems, which cultivate close to 80% of the land, generate about 75% of Malawi’s agricultural output and provide for 85% of the labor force. However, more than 2/3rd of the smallholdings cultivate less than one hectare of land, and with limited investment of inputs… Read more