Environmental Management

Malawi is endowed with a diversified natural resource base, which includes some of the most fertile soils for agricultural use in Southern Africa. The country has closed forest resources covering about 30 percent of the land area, abundant water resources and a remarkably diverse flora and fauna, of which the uniquely rich and diverse fish resources stand out. It has a tropical climate characterized by variable temperature, rainfall and relative humidity, which impact on various sectors in various ways. If properly utilized, these resources can provide the basis for sustainable socioeconomic development of the country. However, these resources are subject to increasing pressure. There is alarming degradation of the environment causing significant loss of soil fertility, soil erosion, serious deforestation, water depletion, pollution and loss of biodiversity.

Future4All Malawi, therefore, in collaboration with communities, youth clubs and women groups strive to restore degraded landscapes through establishment of village tree nurseries, woodlots, riverbank protection, watershed conservation and afforestation of marginal land. We also promote various measures to reduce runoff and soil erosion as well as growing of fruit trees around homes.