This project is a response to the food security needs of a total of 10,000 drought and flood-affected beneficiaries for six months. The strategy entails the immediate provision of food assistance and strengthening community resilience. Southern Africa is hit by long periods of droughts and flouds. Initially Malawi suffered from drought, followed by flooding in te south of the country. Because of low agricultural production especially vulnerable people suffer, for example thos infected by the HIV virus. All assistence is directed towards two regions: Nsanje and Phalombe.
The strategy entails the immediate provision of food assistance and strengthening community resilience in two southern districts of Nsanje and Phalombe to allow vulnerable households to meet their basic food needs.
Within the 10,000 targeted beneficiaries, a medium-term intervention will support 1,000 households (5,000 people) through the provision of agricultural inputs for the 2015/16 cropping season. Agricultural training will also be conducted with 100 lead farmers who will cascade the knowledge and skills to the targeted beneficiaries. In Nsanje, a total of 109,9421 persons are considered affected by the emergency food insecurity crisis, while in Phalombe a total of 120,0002 people are considered affected. The Government and the interagency committee of humanitarian actors have developed the following criteria for beneficiary selection: Malnourished people, Chronically ill persons, Persons with disabilities, Child-headed households, Female-headed households, The severely poor (those living on $1.25 per day or less)