Malawi

  • Income group: low income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.627
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 1,276
  • Population: 15,883,000
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk
Vision Statement

Climate change also requires farmers to adapt to new agronomic practices such as conservation agriculture, growing of drought tolerant crops, precision agriculture (which in turn also requires a better access to input for seeds and fertilizers) and agro-forestry amongst others in order to improve productivity.

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    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Settlements in general
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Livelihood security
    • Energy security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Community capacity building
    • Raising public awareness
    • Health research / action
    • Resilient livelihoods
    • Risk transfer initiatives
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
    • Resilient urban settlements
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Implement conservation agriculture and agroforestry practices.

Adopt eco-system services approach in the management of fisheries resources.

Forest regeneration could spur bee-keeping and indigenous mushroom harvesting thereby taking people-off from forest extractive activities.

Over time, communities may adapt by planting tree species that are drought tolerant and fast growing such as bamboos. This would reduce pressure on standing forests since communities would be harvesting wood for fuel from their own woodlots. Some mitigation interventions in the forestry sector also have adaptation co-benefits elements. For example, forest regeneration could spur bee-keeping and indigenous mushroom harvesting thereby taking people-off from forest extractive activities.

Implement integrated catchment conservation and management programme.

Expand afforestation and forest regeneration programmes.