Case study: Malawi’s agriculture, climate change and food security country analysis and programming recommendations

Abstract

This brief is a country case study of Malawi produced alongside the DFID Topic Guide on Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security. It highlights how climate change affects food security and agriculture in Malawi. The aim is to provide country offices with a good evidence base and specific guidance on activities, barriers and opportunities for integrating climate change and climate smart agriculture (CSA) approaches within the national context.

It comprises the following 6 sections:
1. Food security within Malawi’s development context
2. Importance of climate change to agriculture and food security in Malawi: current impacts and emissions
3. Climate smart agriculture considerations for Malawi: adaptation and mitigation
4. Progress towards climate smart agriculture in Malawi to date
5. Successes and Limitations experience to date on CSA and food security
6. Key areas for further work – recommendations

This Case Study has been produced by Overseas Development Institute for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme and published through Evidence on Demand.

The Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme is a DFID-funded programme intended to maximise the effectiveness of UK and international investment in climate change adaptation and resilience. The knowledge and tools generated through this programme are expected to promote greater understanding of what constitutes best practice in adaptation, as well as better international cohesion and coordination around adaptation. Through these entry points the programme expects to increase the quality of international and UK adaptation programming and reduce its risk.

Citation

Grist, N. Case study: Malawi’s agriculture, climate change and food security country analysis and programming recommendations. Evidence on Demand, UK (2015) vi + 30 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.april2015.gristn1]

Case study: Malawi’s agriculture, climate change and food security country analysis and programming recommendations

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