Social issues impacting household food security in the epoch of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented impacts that have affected most aspects of people’s lives. As cases rose and the world became increasingly anxious, many countries started implementing measures to prevent the disease, such as border closures. Malawi declared … Continue reading Social issues impacting household food security in the epoch of COVID-19

Banana Production: Malawian growers begin to bounce back after banana blight

Back in 2016, the devastating Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) ruined the livelihoods of Malawi’s 185,000 farming households, dependent on banana revenues. The disease spread across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi. According to Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture, the … Continue reading Banana Production: Malawian growers begin to bounce back after banana blight

Resilience in agriculture: An unfinished agenda for Malawi – now overshadowed by the pandemic

Growing up in the most southern tip of Malawi, I remember my ancestors practicing zero tillage, intercropping maize with pigeon peas, green beans, pumpkins and more. Later, these were characterized as “uncivilized” ways of farming, and they then adopted “civilized” … Continue reading Resilience in agriculture: An unfinished agenda for Malawi – now overshadowed by the pandemic