The overall goal of the training was to gather key Implementing Partners (IPs) and USAID staff working on food security issues in Malawi to share and document ways to integrate agriculture, climate change, and environment. The training invited participants from USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/Food for Peace programs, Malawi’s global climate change programs, as well as participants from several of the Bureau for Food Security’s Feed the Future activities, all united by the shared objective of improving agricultural resiliency to climate change. The Climate, Agriculture, and Environment Training helped project developers and implementing partners understand the connections between food security and environmental degradation, and climate change, and gave the participants a chance to practically incorporate their learning into their work plans.
The training was funded jointly by the USAID/DCHA and USAID/BFS Feed the Future, and organized by The Cadmus Group Inc. under USAID’s Global Environmental Management Support (GEMS II) Contract.
Workshop Materials and Resources
The materials listed below are the materials that were used and distributed. Additional materials may be added to the workshop homepage as they become available.
- Welcome Slides/Agenda PDF (420 KB)
- Integrated Issues in Climate Change, Agriculture, and Household Resilience in Malawi PDF (109 KB)
- Project Goals and Barriers to Success PDF ( KB)
- State of Environment: Where Climate, Environment and Agriculture Converge PDF (224 KB)
- Water Management for Agriculture PDF (5.6 MB)
- Climate Risk Management at USAID PDF (1.6 MB)
- Working through Hypothetical Climate Change Scenario in Groups, Part 1a: Exercise Instruction PDF (468 KB)
- BFS/DCHA Training Working through a Hypothetical Climate Change Scenario Handout PDF (121 KB)
- BFS/DCHA Working through a Hypothetical Climate Change Scenario Excercise Notes PDF (131 KB)
- Agroforestry, Biomass, Soil, and livestock in a landscape context PDF (4 MB)
- Crop Production & Climate Change: The Ag-Input Equation (Pesticides, Fertilizer, Seeds) PDF (1.5 MB)
- Working with Existing Work Plans: Part 1 PDF (2.8 MB)
- FFP Site Visits Instructions and Questions PDF (383 KB)
- NjiraProject Site –SimbotaWatershed Management, Manga Village (Balaka) PDF (500 KB)
- Lingoni, Machinga–Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement (WALA) Program Site PDF (526 KB)
- Environmental Compliance at USAID Fun with the IEE and EMMP PDF (493 KB)
- Malawi Analytics and The Geocenter PDF (1.6 MB)