Climate change is slowly impacting every aspect of our lives. The warming of the planet is affecting the way we live around the world. This is exemplified for communities living in the Nkhata Bay North, who’ve been severely impacted by global warming.
Climate Change is the warming effect on the planet. This is caused by greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. The warming then has disastrous impacts on the environment.
The impacts of global warming in Malawi are a constant struggle for the communities living there. Issues such as droughts and floods not only affect the environment, they also impact people’s livelihoods.
The incidences of soil erosion, creation of gullies, flooded fields, strong winds and erratic rain are incredibly common in the region. These environmental factors then result in bad harvests and the destruction of crops, impacting people’s ability to support themselves.
Temwa works in the area to support communities in protecting the environment. This is achieved through climate-adaptive sustainable agriculture practices and natural resource management.
Malinga Moyo, a farmer from Njiri, is one of the beneficiaries that Temwa is working with.
Malinga explains: “Every year my farmland and crops were being destroyed. Directly affecting my harvests.”
In 2020, he sought advice from the Community Lead Farmer, Nathan Thindwa. Nathan referred him to Temwa, explained to plant agroforestry trees on his field to improve soil structure and fertility.
Malinga said: “This year I did not experience any gully formation and no soil erosion. My farm remained moist – despite the insufficient rains. So I got healthy growth of maize in the field.”
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