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Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Around 70% of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 per day, and 89% of Malawi’s workforce are employed in the informal economy. In 2018 the population of Malawi was 17.55 million. It is a small landlocked country sharing borders with Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania.  Malawi is 118,484 km2 in extent, of which 29,600 km2 is water. Despite its relatively small surface area, Lake Malawi is the fifth largest lake in the world by volume.
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RECEDING MALAWI LAKE LAYS BARE COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE

26 November 2018

Julius Nkhata, a local villager, says the increasingly dramatic seasonal dry-out of the lake - blamed by experts on man-made climate change - has displaced local people and increased joblessness. KACHULU – Just four months ago, the fishing harbour at Kachulu on the western shores of Lake Chilwa in…

Malawian women struggle for land rights despite equality drive

25 September 2018

MWINGITSA, Malawi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Life was never easy for Salome Nkalawire but when her husband died the mother of four faced her toughest challenge yet. She lost the small plot of land the couple had bought together and farmed in Mwingitsa village in the south of Malawi, one of the…

Land rights now! A loud calling from the homeless and destitute

28 May 2017

 Globally, principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food system, requires respecting, protecting, and promoting human rights, including the progressive realization of the right to adequate food, in the context of national food security. This is in line with the Universal Declaration…

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About 85% of the population live in rural areas and depend on small scale agricultural production which is increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks.

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Can The Coca-Cola Company and Illovo Sugar Africa Land it in Malawi and Beyond?

26 April 2021

For many years Oxfam has joined allies around the world to raise the alarm on how land acquisitions by governments and companies - for the production of commodities including sugar, palm oil, and soy used in consumer food and beverage products - drive communities, women, and smallholder farmers…

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Strengthening Women's Land Rights: Crucial for the SDGs

Kick-off event: meet female land rights champions, make your work more effective and join the festive launch of a photo exhibition You are kindly invited to participate in an inspiring and informative event to discuss lessons learned from successful grassroots initiatives to improve land rights for…