Livestock Value Chain, Food Security and Environmental Quality

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Livestock Value Chain, Food Security, and Environmental Quality: Transforming Rural Livelihoods through Community-Based Resilience Indigenous Livestock Management Practice.

Who?

Rumphi District – Bolero EPA Farmers

What?

Assessing ways of improving community-based resilience among livestock farmers for improved food security and climate change adaptation”.

When ?

2014-2018

Head of Programme: Winfred Chanza


Programme Officer: Stewart Chikomola


Field Officer : Mphatso Chipandula


Collaborating Partners: Find Your Feet



TAPP is implementing a Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change (CABMACC) project in Bolero Extension Planning Area (EPA) Rumphi District. The program is funded by the Royal Kingdom of Norway and is being coordinated by the Programme Coordinating Office (PCO) at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and other two partners in Malawi, Find You feet in Mzuzu and Department of Animal Research Services (DARS) in Mzimba.

Specifcally, the project undertakes the following;

  1. To undertake an inventory of past and existing indigenous livestock management practices
  2. To assess the impact of climate and weather variability on indigenous livestock management practices and food security and household income
  3. To determine the link among weather variability, indigenous livestock management practices, and value chain synergies.
  4. To contribute to enhancing food and nutrition security through agricultural & livestock diversifcation
  5. To build capacity of communities to improve food security, provide improved livestock management practices and adapt to climate change
  6. To develop, test and validate Community-based Indigenous Livestock Management Practice (ILMP) guidelines.


Project Impact Areas: Rumphi District – Bolero EPA

Message From TAPP

TAPP appreciates the excellent partnership shown by all farmers and traditional leaders from the impact area, the Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS), Find Your Feet (FYF), Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL), LUANAR, Rumphi District Agriculture Office in conjunction with District Agriculture Extension Coordinating Committee (DAECC) and District Agriculture Stakeholder Panel (DSHP) and Professor Olav Reksen and his team at NMBU in implementation of the Livestock Value Chain Project in Bolero Extension Planning Area (EPA).

Publications

• Tapp Newsletter (January-March, 2016)

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• Livestock management practices in drought prone areas: The case of Bolero EPA, Rumphi district in Malawi

A study was conducted with the aim of assessing ways of improving community based resilience among livestock farmers in Rumphi for improved food security and climate change adaptation.

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