FAO promotes community based climate resilience

Government has commended the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO’s) project for strengthening community resilience to climate change.

The remarks were made during a media tour for green journalists in Malawi which has been organized by FAO.

Food and Nutrition Officer for Chingale E.P.A in Zomba, Matthews Mambo who was representing the District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), said the project has aided the community to learn good agriculture practices.

Mambo said the project has also managed to replenish forests which were destroyed by community members.

“We are working with FAO and Total Land Care (TLC) in the implementation of the project. The approach which we are using is that of Farmer Field Schools through which 30 to 40 farmers are reached out to.

“Besides learning good agriculture practices, the element of nutrition has   also been incorporated in this project because as primary producers of food, farmers ought to be abreast with nutritional issues,” Mambo said.

The project started in 2015 is expected to end in 2019 at the total cost of 5.5 million Euros.

FAO is implementing the project in four districts of Zomba, Blantyre, Phalombe and Neno.

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