The project will be implemented in the three countries of the African partners, i.e. Kenya, Malawi, and Uganda. The specific regions are Teso in Kenya, Kapchorwa in Uganda and Lilongwe in Malawi.

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Teso Region (Kenya)

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Teso is an upland region is in the very west of Kenya, neighboring Uganda. About 85 % of the population depends on agriculture as smallholder farmers and a large proportion abandoned a mixed cultivation for a focus on monocropping. Now, Teso’s farmer face constraints such a restrictive land tenure system, high population pressure, poverty, diminishing soil fertility, and unpredictable and erratic weather patterns. Furthermore, inadequate nutrition knowledge, poor maternal and child feeding practices, as well as gender issues further deteriorate the base for child health.

Kapchorwa Region (Uganda)

Photo: Neil Palmer/ CC license

Photo: Neil Palmer/ CC license

The Kapchorwa region in Uganda is next to Mt. Elgon and bordering Kenya. It faces similar problems. Maize – a typical cash crop – used to dominate cropping patterns. This patterns changed recently slightly, but instead of more products for own consumption maize gets replaced by barley, another cash crop used for beer or spirits. Despite the high turn over of cereals the population still suffer from food insecurity.

 

 

 

Lilongwe district

 

Lilongwe District (Malawi)

Lilongwe district. Description follows