Malawi, a land-locked country in southern Africa, sits along the southernmost arm of the East African Rift Valley System. Bordered by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia, its landscape stretches 910 km long, with varying widths from 60 to 161 km. Covering a total surface area of 11.8 million hectares, the country comprises 80% land and 20% water. Arable land constitutes 39.8%, with agriculture forming the backbone of the economy, supporting 80% of rural livelihoods and contributing 30% to GDP. However, Malawi’s heavy reliance on rainfed agriculture leaves it highly vulnerable to climate change and variability.

Climate change has increasingly impacted Malawi, with devastating effects including erratic rainfall, droughts, dry spells, and strong winds. These climatic shifts have affected various sectors, including agriculture, health, water, energy, transport, education, gender, forestry, wildlife, and infrastructure. The country’s susceptibility to these climate risks underscores the urgent need for adaptation measures to safeguard its economy and population against future climatic uncertainties.

Country Year Host organisation Partners involved Activity
Malawi 2024 CARD ELDS, CEPA Onsite-training, community assessment
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