ActionAid Malawi has drilled 20 women in Mzimba in climate change resilience agriculture as one way of fighting hunger in their communities.
ActionAid programmes coordinator Aaron Luhanga said this on the sidelines of the three-day training for women drawn from Traditional Authority (T/A) Khosolo in the district.
He said his office, in partnership with Khosolo Women Forum, organised the training to ensure women adopt new farming practices that help fight effects of drought.
Luhanga also said women are the most active in farming and they are also the first to be affected by hunger when there are food shortages, hence the need to train them so that they practise safe farming.
He said: “Khosolo Women Forum, in partnership with ActionAid, saw how women suffer amid food shortages emanating from effects of climate change.
“Therefore, we decided to train them in climate change and what they can do to ensure they practise safe agricultural farming technologies that are resilient to droughts.”
Khosolo Women Forum deputy director Joyce Mwale thanked ActionAid for the training, saying they learnt different skills such as manure making.
She said previously, women were just farming without observing climate change trends which resulted in little or no harvests in their communities. n