For Malawi, Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Presents Both Challenges and Opportunities

The war in Ukraine is expected to drive fuel, food, and fertilizer costs to historic highs in Malawi.

Watch “The Ants & the Grasshopper” @ SXSW

On March 15, 2022, Food Tank will screen “The Ants & the Grasshopper” a documentary about Anita Chitaya’s journey from Malawi to California to the White House as she meets climate skeptics and despairing farmers. A post-screening panel discussion will feature Co-Director Raj Patel and Dr. Karen Magid from Huston-Tillotson University.

Research in Malawi Shows How Access Impacts Female Farmers

Malawi research shows that gender does not impact farm yields, access does!

New Research Highlights the Benefits of Local Food Markets

New research by Michigan State University and Lilongwe University, Malawi, shows that Malawi’s regional food sector is critical to rural and urban food security and is an important source of income for men and women along the food supply chain.

Tuning in to Farmers’ Water Needs: Radio broadcasts aid Malawi irrigation efforts

Farm Radio Trust’s is organizing farmer “listening groups” and developing local radio broadcasts on agricultural development issues in Malawi, a country in East Africa.

Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy?

Malawi’s new draft seed policy, crafted in part by a Monsanto official, defines ‘seed’ as one that is quality certified, overriding the common cultural understanding of the term seed, and preventing local farmers from selling or displaying farm-saved seed at local seed fairs.