As a way of minimising mobility challenges faced by agriculture extension workers, Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) with funding from European Union (EU)has donated 20 motorcycles to four districts in the country.
Speaking when they handed over the motorcycles in Blantyre, Fao resilience officer, Aubrey Sidik, said they are trying to build resilience of vulnerable smallholders to climate variability and change following a transformative community empowerment outreach process.
“With these motorcycles the extension workers will easily move from their offices to the communities and they will be able to reach out to a lot of people in a day,” Sidik said.
Fao is implementing a 5. 5 million euros project in which they will be promoting good practices and technologies for greater resilience to climate change and coordination and monitoring of actions on climate change adaptation and resilience strengthening.
District commissioner for Zomba, which is one of the beneficiary districts, Bennet Nkasala said the motorbikes will really help the district.
A delegate from the EU Jenny Brown said Malawi is facing climate changes because of massive deforestation and bad land management practices and there is a lot that needs to be done if we are to change the problem.
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