Monday, September 8, 2008

Food Security series - LEFAM

One of the focus intervention for ADRA Malawi is Food Security. The Project Let’s Fight AIDS in Malawi (LEFAM), works in Machinga, Lilongwe, Dowa, Mchinji, Mulanje, Phalombe and Chiradzulu Districts, and is supported by ADRA Denmark and DANIDA.
The Food Security primary focus, in this ADRA project, is to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on at indivdual, household and community levels. One way of achieving this is promotion of food security through increased food prodution and improved utilization. Target households are organized into farming clubs which are supplied with supplied with improved seed varieties, particularly drought resistant crops and fertilizer. The clubs are assisted to establish communal gardens and are trained in improved farming methods. The project works in collaboration with government extension workers to provide farmers with ongoing technical support.

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