Weather & Climate Change

Priorities for climate change adaptations in Northern Malawi

Stakeholders at a recent workshop on climate change discussed the need for greater crop livestock integration and fodder production to reduce negative impacts of climate change. For increasing resilience to climate risks there is also need for changes in the policy environment, which still tends to favour crop production with insufficient attention placed on crop-livestock integration and market orientation. The workshop participants foresaw the need...

African legislators sign declaration to save forests

Members of parliament and senators from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe have declared their commitment to spearhead efforts to save forests and restore land. At the third Inter-Parliamentary Hearing on 'Forests for People' in Nairobi, legislators recognized the immense value of forests and the services they provide for the environment by signing the 'Nairobi Declaration' – a document that promises to promote the...

MUSICIANS IN MALAWI MAKING MUSIC FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY AWARENESS

Music can bring people together and music can be used as a communication medium to highlight concerns.  This is why Musicians across Malawi are coming together to spread awareness concerning the environment, energy, natural resources and climate change through a series of free shows.  Climate change is a long-time change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns and it is inevitable after an extended...

Climate risk programme expanded for farmers in Malawi and Zambia

Vulnerable rural households in Malawi and Zambia will soon be able to better protect their crops and livelihoods against climate variability thanks to the expansion of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) committed US$6.6 million at the Climate Summit today to expand the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) and Oxfam America’s R4 programme to the two...

US$125 million for Shire River Basin Conservation

The World Bank has provided the Malawi government with US$125 million, about K33 billion, to improve land and water management along the country’s Shire river basin. The World Bank’s board of executive directors approved the fund Thursday hoping the funds will cover the first phase of the Shire River Basin Management Program. A major component of the support is to rehabilitate the 47 year old...

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