Progress at the Farmer Research and Training Center

We are pleased to announce some exciting new developments at the SFHC Farmer Research and Training Center! A new pig and poultry enclosure, pictured above, was made possible through funding received from Friends of SFHC. We extend our… Read More

Our “Farming for Change” Curriculum is Now Available

We are pleased to announce that our participatory, integrated curriculum is now available for download for non-profit use! “Farming for Change: A Participatory Teaching Guide on Agroecology, Climate Change, Nutrition and Social Equity” is a training manual written by… Read More

Building the SFHC Farmer Research and Training Center

As we’ve announced on our projects page, SFHC is currently taking an important step to expand its work in Malawi–and connect with students, researchers, and collaborators around the world. The SFHC Farmer Research and Training Center, when complete,… Read More

SFHC in the USA, Filming with Raj Patel

SFHC team members Esther Lupafya and Anita Chitaya have arrived in the United States, marking the beginning of a month-long journey across the nation. Working with Raj Patel and Generation Food, they will make stops to share their… Read More

SFHC Ecological Garden is taking shape

SFHC members spent the day planting legumes, fruit trees and other crops in the new SFHC Centre garden today. They are building a living fence to keep out livestock and are building contour ridges to reduce soil erosion…. Read More

Seed Sovereignty and Climate Adaptation in Malawi

Timothy Wise, Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, recently visited the MAFFA project site in Lobi. After his visit, Wise published an article with Food Tank highlighting… Read More

Article about draft seed policy in The Nation

An article that is critical of the draft seed policy in Malawi has been published in the Malawi Nation newspaper by Blessings Chinsinga (at Chancellor College, University of Malawi) and Rachel Bezner Kerr: http://mwnation.com/draft-seed-policy-risks-marginalising-smallholder-farmers/   This article is an… Read More

We’ve had a busy few months on the MAFFA project!

The MAFFA project team has been busy the last few months with a packed schedule of project activities!  See below a few of the highlights! Policy Workshop On May 10, 2016, the MAFFA project team hosted the ‘Agroecology-Based… Read More

Photo exhibit about work at Cornell University Mann Library

A photo and video exhibit, entitled Farming for Change which highlights some of SFHC’s earlier work alongside MAFFA will be on display at Cornell University’s Mann Library in Ithaca, New York, for the month of April. This exhibit… Read More

Field Day in Jombo!

The annual field day was held in Jombo in the northern region this year. The turnout was high and people enjoying seeing the healthy crops and learning how people managed during this poor rainfall year. Those farmers who… Read More