Fridays for Climate | Malawi: Income diversification for climate resilience

Fridays for Climate | Malawi: Income diversification for climate resilience

In Malawi, climate change has deeply affected the agriculture sector. 🌿 Zione is a farmer who rely on diverse activities to earn a living. She has livestock, crops and more recently, has invested in beekeeping.

In the past, local communities had plenty of food thanks to abundant rains. Nowadays, climate change has a negative impact on food production and there is not enough to feed the population.

Through the GCCA+ programme, the EU supports trainings for income diversification. Zione learned about beekeeping notably by joining an existing cooperative. In addition, bees pollinate crops increases the efficiency of food production. 🐝

“Once I started harvesting, I started selling. Now I can say that this house and the other things I have come from my beekeeping business.”
- Zione, Agricultural worker, Malawi.

GCCA+ programmes aim to empower women for climate resilience. 👩🏾‍🌾


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Video: Zione, the farmer in Malawi

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