In Malawi, the hunger emergency affects half of the population, according to FAO data (2019). Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, 51.8% of the total population was already experiencing severe or extreme food insecurity. The G.R.A.S.S. The project (GROWTH AND RESILIENCE IN AGRICULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES) aims to build resilient agriculture by involving people affected by HIV/AIDS in the creation of community gardens and reducing the number of individuals suffering from food deficiencies in Malawi.
In the second year, the project plans to support farmers in product commercialization and the establishment of a network of producers aligned with the principles of “Terra Madre” markets conceived by Slow Food. G.R.A.S.S.
The project aims to strengthen the resilience capacities to food insecurity of the population in the districts of Dowa, Balaka, Dedza, Mangochi, Machinga, Blantyre, by promoting sustainable agriculture.