Avaaz funds major hygiene and food distribution for COVID-19 affected families

With funding from Avaaz, SFHC did a major distribution of food and hygiene supplies this August. These supplies are critical for families affected by the pandemic. According to local request, we delivered… – 25, 000 cloth face masks–… Read More

SFHC highlighted in Civil Eats

We’re proud to feature in the prominent food systems newspaper, Civil Eats, in an article discussing the failure of U.S. investment in African industrial agriculture. The article explores the promise of African agroecology as an alternative: offering new,… Read More

May Update

SFHC has been busy during May. In order to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission, SFHC has divided the staff into several teams who work on various SFHC projects independently at the SFHC office. Teams only come in once… Read More

Twenty Years of Agroecology: Mapping SFHC’s Impact

For twenty years, we have been working here in Northern and Central Malawi. We are very proud of the work we’ve done: a participatory approach to agroecological farming to improve nutrition, livelihoods and equity. And since 2000, we… Read More

FARMS4Biodiversity’s second Annual Meeting yields exciting results!

After a productive first year of data collection, FARMS4Biodiversity held its annual meeting in February. We are really proud of this year’s work: SFHC has taken the lead in a complex network of interdisciplinary collaboration between five universities,… Read More

COVID-19: Updates on SFHC activities

Out of a desire to protect our region from this virus, all of SFHC’s field work activities have been closed as of April 7. Although the Malawi government has not yet confirmed any cases of COVID-19 in the… Read More

Biofertilizer training!

SFHC hosted a 4 day training for 65 participants on how to make organic ‘biofertilizer.’ Participants included farmers, Ministry of Agriculture extension staff, NGO staff and SFHC members. The training was supported by the Seeds and Knowledge Initiative,… Read More

SFHC holds first General Assembly

In December, SFHC hosted a meeting with the SFHC Trustees and General Assembly. The SFHC Trustees are farmers who have experience using agroecological methods and serve for 3 years. They oversee the work of SFHC staff, while the… Read More

SFHC presents at conference in Ethiopia, hosted by the African Food Sovereignty Alliance

Mr. Laifolo Dakishoni, Deputy Director and Finance and Administrative Manager of SFHC, represented our team at the Conference on Agroecology for Climate Resilience in November. The conference, hosted by the African Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), brought together “officials,… Read More

Graduate students from Germany’s University of Würzburg collaborating with FARMS4Biodiversity

Three graduate students from the University of Würzburg, each focusing on a different aspect of ecology, are our newest collaborators in the FARMS4Biodiversity project’s first working package, Scenarios for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.PhD student Georg Kuestern will examine… Read More