Through the Food and Nutrition Security Programming project, Tilitonse Foundation, CISANET, and WHH Malawi with support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have been making significant progress in improving food and nutrition security in Malawi.
This week, the three organizations are visiting grant partners in Nsanje, Ntcheu and Dedza district to learn what impact their interventions are having on the lives of community members and whether the goals of the project to have a food and nutrition secure people is being achieved.
The visits have revealed that innovative and impactful initiatives are being implemented that are improving the lives of many Malawians. Community members now have access to improved farming techniques and establishment of Village Savings and Loans groups (VSLs)has been done. Promotion of farming nutritious food is an ongoing exercise and work is being done to improve access to clean water and sanitation.
However, gaps still exist and there is need for the partners to scale up their interventions to address the gaps and challenges that have been identified. Plans have been made and partners are committed to working together to ensure that the project achieves its full potential and contributes to a significant reduction in hunger and malnutrition in Malawi.
The organisation visited are Youth Initiative for Community Support Organization (YICOD), Foundation for Civic Education and Social Empowerment (FOCESE) and Dedza Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP).