Vice President Chilima urges resilience against climate change

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has urged for more resilience against the adverse effects of climate change when he launched the Resilience Study Report developed by International Governmental Organisations (INGO) consortium which includes Save the Children, Goal, Concern World Wide, United Purpose, CEPA, COOPI and OXFAM which is led by Save the Children.

“It is pleasing to note that the resilience components of the project seek to improve household productive capacity, reduce negative coping strategies and increase the household asset base, which are the key tenents of resilience,” said Chilima in his remarks.

Chilima in his role as minister responsible for disaster management affairs has come face to face with many issues involving climate change which have affected the country, especially irregular droughts and flooding.

Some of the interventions implemented during the program included facilitating access to seeds, small scale irrigation, training in climate SMART agriculture, Fall Army Worm response, catchment conservation, village savings and loan associations

Collin Blyth who is the Chairman of the consortium said it as important to provide evidence that can show the show the progress being made in order to get the necessary support for such programs.

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