SFHC attended the ANH Academy week in Lilongwe

Between June 26th – 30th June, some of our team actively participated in the 8th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) conference. We were warmly hosted by the Academy team that provided an excellent platform to showcase our work. This valuable experience allowed us to not only to present our work but also facilitated enriching exchanges with a diverse community of practitioners, scientists and policy makers from both national and international backgrounds. Furthermore, it allowed us the opportunity to get together with our close collaborator Rachel Bezner Kerr.

Lizzie Shumba had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion on the topic of intersectionality, a subject we actively address through our projects, including tackling diverse vulnerabilities and gender relations.

David Banda gave a poster presentation on the “global farm metric tool” that we adapted for the Malawian context in one of our projects. The positive feedback and insightful discussions received during the session served as strong motivation to continue our efforts in creating impactful solutions.

During the event, we were delighted to screen our movie “The Ants and the Grasshopper” and our overall highlight was Anita Chitaya’s keynote speech during the final conference sessions, sharing her invaluable experiences from the farmer’s perspective and discussing the significance of the movie. Edward Singini did a great job in simultaneously translating Anita’s speech from Chitumbuka to English.

Photo credit: ANH Academy

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