Encouraging female farmers to diversify their diets and yield by growing soy alongside maize.
Right now, 74% of Malawi’s population goes hungry. That’s far too high, and one reason for this is that most of these people are smallholder farmers. Farming is difficult in Malawi because of poor seasons, unreliable yields and land being spread far apart. The MicroLoan Foundation had the bright idea to empower female farmers to grow soy and maize, using conservation farming methods that grow better crops in bigger quantities. Together we’ve trained and provided hundreds of farmers with affordable loans to invest in their farming. Thanks to the project, test farms grew 280% more crops. That’s a lot of food – enough to make sure their families never go hungry and they have some extra money in their pocket.
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