World Vision Malawi (WVM) has partnered Cheka Farmers Cooperative on food security, household and family resilience programme to address malnutrition in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nthondo in Ntchisi.
T/A Nthondo said the programme will benefit 1 113 families.
The chief said the initiative will provide access to a variety of foodstuffs and this will improve the diet and address malnutrition, particularly among children.
“With WVM support, the cooperative is involved in dairy farming, legume seed multiplication, value addition, bee-keeping, moringa and groundnuts flour y. A number of irrigation sites have been developed to ensure high-value crops are grown throughout the year and are available to the community,” he said.
T/A Nthondo said the initiative has introduced the farmers to Empowered View Model which helps in doing away with the dependency syndrome and empowers them to take charge of their destiny. This complements the dream that initiated the cooperative to have an empowered community able to solve problems facing its people.
WVM district programmes manager Harlod Munthali said the organisation will continue supporting the cooperative.
“We are here just to assist them with proper methodologies to complement the initiative they started themselves and we will continue supporting them until their dream of establishing a factory is fulfilled,” he said.