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

Farmer Center is starting to take shape!

SFHC is building a new Farmer Research and Training Center, just outside of Ekwendeni, to provide a site for farmer training, agroecological experimentation, recipe testing, demonstration gardens and research. Our long term vision is that this center will… Read More

Secret ingredient in fighting hunger

How can we fight hunger in Africa? What technologies work? This issue, often debated these days, is compelling discussed in a new TEDMED talk by Raj Patel, who raises the example of SFHC in his talk. http://www.generationfoodproject.org/raj-patels-ted-talk/

Sneak preview of food film highlights SFHC work

Raj Patel, a scholar and activist known for his renowned book about the food system, Stuffed and Starved, is working on a new documentary called Generation Food. SFHC is one of the focus organizations in the film. A… Read More

Farmer-led Curriculum Tested in Dedza

The first week of a new farmer-led curriculum, which integrates teaching on agroecology, nutrition, climate change and gender and social equity, was tested with 300 households in the Dedza District the first week of March. There was a… Read More

New Paper on Local Orange Maize as Vit A Source

In collaboration with scientists at the University of Manitoba, lead by Dr. Trust Beta, and with Chancellor College, we have published a new paper in the scientific journal Food Chemistry that shows evidence of the high value of… Read More

Dedza Field Day hosts 2500 farmers

On February 25, one of SFHC’s annual Field Days was hosted in the area surrounding Dedza, in the southern region of Malawi. This is a new area for the MAFFA project, and we were delighted with the level… Read More

Regional farmer exchanges to happen in February

In the upcoming month, the MAFFA project will be holding farmer exchanges within both the north and central regions, as well as between the two areas. Farmers will stay for around one week with their host households, to… Read More