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Side event: Local food, Health and Nutrition
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 30 June 2023, 08:30
To: 30 June 2023, 09:45 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

-13.953950331269, 33.79164839411

Open Full Event Local food, Health and

Times are in CAT (GMT+2)


The side event focuses on the contribution of local food and food sovereignty to healthy diets and nutrition. Malawi, as a Low-Income Country, malnutrition is coupled with poor yield and production trends due to poor extension services. This side event will focus on learning from the Soil Food and Health Community (SFHC), and how they ensure sustainable production at the household level through a farmer-to-farmer approach. This session will also exhibit local foods made from local seeds that we encourage households to consume (since most foods especially in the urban setting are focused on exotic species). Participants in this session will learn about organic products and best practices, farm-led research, and interventions. 


Organizations involved

  • Institute of Agriculture and Ecology 
  • Churches Action in Relief and Development 
  • Civil Society Network (CISANET) 
  • Soils Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) 
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) 
  • Participatory Ecological Land Use of Malawi (PELUM), Malawi



  • Dorothy Limbanga, Kusamala, Institute of Agriculture and Ecology
  • Markus Lemke, Churches Action in Relief and Development 
  • Tendai Saidi, Civil Society Network (CISANET) 
  • Ester Lupafya, Soils Food and Healthy Communities (SFHC) 
  • Joseph Kalasa, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) 
  • Nozgenji Bilima, PELUM Malawi 
  • Elita Banda: a farmer, community Member  
  • Maxwell Gondwe: farmer, community member  
  • Isaiah Phiri, BioDiversity Initiative  


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