50 shades of resilience

Breaking the cycle of hunger in Malawi

Badre Bahaji
Feb 22, 2019 · 4 min read
The Chief of Mposa village has seen climate change and deforestation deeply changing her environment. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji

“I’ve been chief of this village for over 50 years. I’ve seen the environment change with my own eyes. Temperatures are rising, forests are being decimated and we get less rain every year.”

Zioni learned new ways to face droughts thanks to the resilience programme. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji
View from the sky of trenches in before the planting season in Mangochi district. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji

Resilience programmes include trenches and other water conservation structures to prevent soil erosion and retain rain water.

Resilience programme participants’ assets in Malawi. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji
Franck Zagwa listening to a radio programme in Balaka. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji
Bridget mending clothes for her neighbors. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji
Mary and cooperative members weighing maize at its warehouse.
Samuel and Nefy tending their farm and garden in Mposa village. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji
The Chief of Mposa village has witness many changes in the last years. Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji

“Despite the changing climate, with our irrigation systems, drains, gardens and other assets, my people are now able to withstand a drought. I am proud that we are on our way to eliminating hunger in the village.”

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