Climate Change Adaptation for Rural Livelihood and Agriculture (Carla) is implementing a comprehensive climate change resilience project in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chapananga in Chikwawa District.
The project comprises various initiatives such as solar powered irrigation farming, woodlots establishment, fish, poultry and goat farming.
Carla project manager Charles Mwalabu said the project will be replicated in other districts where effects of climate change are rampant.
“This is a pilot project which is being implemented in the three districts of Chikwawa, Dedza and Karonga and we are likely to expand to other districts if the assessment indicates success,” he said.
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda said the adoption of new strategies aimed at mitigating effects of climate change is the way to go.
He said such income generating resilience-building initiatives are going to reduce poverty in the communities.
“Especially this time when we are experiencing food deficit, it is important that new strategies are pursued and government is committed to supporting such initiatives,” explained Chaponda.