The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) says there is need for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to take part in irrigation farming to be food-secure.
EAM deputy general secretary and programme manager for HIV and Aids Reverend Grey Mwalabu made the call after visiting some the irrigation farming projects in Traditional Authority Mwanza’s area in Salima on Tuesday.
Mwalabu said like any other person, people living with HIV need to have enough food all year round, adding that winter cropping would help farmers to achieve food security.
“Due to changes in weather patterns, rains may start early and stop before the crops mature and realising such challenges, we thought it wise to come up with the irrigation farming to enable them to farm all year round,” said Mwalabu.
EAM is providing treadle pumps to farming groups to enable them to irrigate their crops.
The association is implementing an HIV and Aids project in eight districts across the country with support from Tear-fund Switzerland.