Food and Nutrition Security

Malawi continues to face several challenges in treatment and control of acute malnutrition with a prevalence of 37% stunting. Ntcheu District registers second highest stunting rate (42%) after Mchinji District which is 44%. In a common year households in Ntcheu experience ongoing seasonal deficits in food quantity for 2 to 4 months every year and they do not consistently consume a diet of adequate quality hence, chronic malnutrition.

Future4All Malawi understands Nutrition is a pre-requisite for human growth and development and an integral element for the social and economic development of a country. Adequate nutrition is critical for physical and intellectual development of an individual and is a major determinant of one’s intellectual performance, academic and professional achievement, and overall work productivity at later stages in life. As such 950 people in Traditional Authority Kwataine have been supported with various legume seed of soya, groundnuts and beans. They have also been provided with goats, chickens and pigs to be passed on to other families when they multiply. Households are trained in food preparation and dietary diversification. Growth monitoring of under-five children in childcare centres is also promoted.