The impacts of climate change in Malawi are being manifested in various ways such as intense rainfall, changing rainfall patterns, floods, droughts and prolonged dry spells.
Small-scale producers who provide more than half the world`s food supply and 70% of the food which feeds people in poor countries are already being impacted by climate change.
ActionAid International Malawi has worked with small holder women farmers in Malawi for the past years, who are telling us that the seasons they have relied on for generations no longer exist and they need help to adapt
Gogo Aisha from Salima District is 70 years old and looks after her 3 grandchildren. As the breadwinner of the family, she bemoans the change on climate over the years.
“In the past, the land was so fertile that we did not even need fertilizer. I used to harvest enough without applying fertilizer. Nowadays I have to apply fertilizer twice to harvest something. What has changed? The land is still the same but why am I not able to harvest enough anymore?
Apart from farming, gogo Aisha has no any other way of making money. Sometimes her family goes to bed without food.
Rumphi, a district in the northern part of Malawi has also been greatly affected by climate change. As a result of climate change, households now face different problems including HIV/AIDS and poverty.