The Problem

A third of Malawi’s twelve million people needed emergency food aid in the past year. Yet in the 1990s Malawi produced a surplus of its staple food – maize. We know that the country can feed itself. It rains on average more than in the UK, and 90% of the population work in farming. It’s possible to grow almost anything.

The knowledge, technology and skills exist to enable Malawi to be self sufficient in food and move forward to a future where people can make choices and decisions about their lives without the fear of starvation.