Temwa UK

Sustainable Livelihoods through Market Access

We will alleviate poverty experienced by remote farmers. Building on successful agricultural training delivered by Temwa in recent years, we will help farmers access markets and improve their produce to increase income and achieve better nutrition, while building resilience to climate shocks.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1185889)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£40,005

Donations

54

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

More than 90% of households in Nkhata Bay North are farmers earning extremely low incomes, as a result they often face food insecurity and malnutrition. Weather shocks, land degradation and deforestation exacerbate these issues. Training in sustainable farming, carried out by Temwa, has improved crop diversity, yields and forest coverage which has improved nutrition. Poor access to markets and business skills, however, means farmers don’t earn the income they need to support their families.

Solution

Temwa will help village communities establish Farmers Associations to pool crops to sell at market. Higher yields will strengthen farmers’ bargaining position and encourage crop diversity. Helping farmers refine their produce with simple machinery, and providing training in marketing and business skills will increase revenues. Farmer Associations will re-distribute profits to their members - meaning families have a cash income and can save and invest for the future.