Provide technical support to Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP)-Malawi Consortium (Implementing partners in seed systems development, pre- and post-harvest handling and storage of crops)
Duration: 01/Apr/2012 - 31/Mar/2014
Locations: Eastern and Southern Africa
Project contact: P Okori
Donor: Care International-Malawi
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) - Malawi is a 58-months’ duration project being implemented by a consortium consisting of Action Aid, CARE and Christian Aid (Lead). The program is being implemented in 7 Districts and selected Traditional Authorities (TA) of Chikwawa, Kasungu, Machinga, Mulanje, Mwanza, Nsanje and Thyolo. These districts are vulnerable to climate variability, especially now under climate change.The aim of ECRP is to contribute to attainment of the Hyogo Framework for Action by halving disaster losses and increasing communities’ resilience to climate change by 2015 in Malawi. This will enable households to build resilient livelihoods that are sustainable and profitable, incorporating natural resource management and risk reduction, increasing adaptive capacity and enabling vulnerable households to have a voice in decisions affecting them. The role of ICRISAT is to provide technical support to the ECRP consortium.