Balaka District, Malawi, August 2020 - Idrissa Dyless has been involved in a climate action integrated program since 2017 and has learned many improved techniques of farming but also alternative livelihoods. In the context of climate change, it is crucial to encourage income generating activities apart from farming (which is mostly reliant on rains in Malawi). From 2017 to 2020, he has started protecting woodlots and neighboring forests. With the new trees planted and the natural regeneration, it became favorable to start the honey making process since the trees were providing enough shade for beehives. Idrossa learned apiculture and in his first harvest in August 2020, he got 22kg of honey which he managed to sell. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is supporting Malawi (through WFP) to change lives of rural communities through a range of various climate change mitigation interventions. These include productive asset creation for smallholder farmers to be better equipped against climate change.
Honey Making Sweetens Farmer's Future in Malawi
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