Climate smart agriculture boosting farmer yields and income in Malawi

By Martha Chikoti Peter Chilunje, a smallholder farmer in central Malawi, grows maize, the national staple. Each time there is a drought, his family only has enough food to last them until the next harvest.  “In drought years, the maize we produce sometimes lasts us less than five months and that is scary for my …

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CISANET launches Strategic Plan with AFRICAP Insight

On Thursday 28th November 2019, AFRICAP’s Malawi Country Node CISANET (Civil Society Agriculture Network) successfully launched its Strategic Plan for the period of 2019 to 2023. The high level event which took place at the Bingu International Conference Center in Lilongwe brought together more than 100 participants from local and international organisations, government ministries, departments …

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AFRICAP in Malawi: Scoping research and strengthening partnerships

Interdisciplinarity is more than just a buzzword in AFRICAP. In January 2019, researchers from three different faculties at the University of Leeds visited Malawi to scope opportunities for research activity, ably supported by the Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), the lead Malawian partner for AFRICAP. Here, Alfred Kambwiri, programme director at CISANET and Dr Joseph …

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Malawi convene the GCRF funded Agricultural and Food Systems Resilience Programme Scenarios Workshop

The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) in partnership with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the University of Leeds, Chatham House and the UK Met Office will convene a Scenarios Workshop on the 15th November 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Scenarios Workshop follows the in-country launch of the Agricultural and Food Systems Resilience: …

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