Improving Nutrition and Food Security in Malawi
Malawi’s population is expected to rise to 40 million in 2040, a rapid population increase that puts a serious strain on agricultural resources that are important for health and nutrition as well as family income. Malawi has experienced food shortages and land scarcity issues which is why USAID has built partnerships with agriculture and nutrition practitioners who work with smallholder farmers and collaborate at the grassroots level.
USAID partnered with NASFAM, an independent, farmer-owned membership organization in Malawi, to explore ways to empower smallholder farmers and help them diversify crops and commercialize. That work has also introduced local populations to soy milk, a new and important nutrition source. This video brings one woman’s story to the forefront and illustrates how Feed the Future is making a difference.