About UsWelcome to
Green Livelihoods!

We are a climate smart focused registered local NGO in Malawi with a mission to improve the resiliency of smallholder farmers, and the overall food and eco-system services, in the face of changing climate through agriculture and environmental-friendly oriented entrepreneurship. We believe in sustainable approaches that include the marginalized groups (youth and women) in crafting solutions to the food and socio-economic challenges faced in their communities due to the effects of climate change. To achieve this, we employ bottom-up holistic approaches to development where change is steered or led by the grassroots and power shifted to the communities.

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Our Core Values

Innovation incubation

We believe that solutions to development problems should go beyond tenets that created them through innovative true to earth inclusive breakthroughs.

Integrity and research

We are guided by the rules of authentic footprints of discovery through promotion of adaptive research for positive social change. We strive at honest in all dealings and value integrity in every undertaking.

Partnership and co-creation

We believe in promoting shared vision partnerships. We recognized that in unity we can drive social innovation further as such we co-create with partners to form coalitions of the willing.

Learning and sharing

Through innovation incubation, outreach, documentation and dissemination – we share and learn experinces that keep us all updated for common good.

Our ProgramsWhat we are doing

Our Programs

Green Business Programming

In a recent world where the climatic change and its effects have put so much negative impacts on the rural vulnerable groups, and hence our focus on green business. Green business is an enterprise that has minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy—a business that strives to meet the triple bottom line.

GL in its core thinking incorporates green business approaches i.e. market focused honey value chain development aimed at uplifting the economic and health standards of women and youths. This is done through activities that are environmentally friendly to ensure that all value chain processes and activities adequately address environmental concerns while maintaining profit.

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Climate Smart Agri-Technologies

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is a system of integrated management of soil, water and biological resources combined with external inputs. As a concept of sustainable agricultural production, it is promoted by several organizations including GL. CA aims to achieve sustainable and profitable agriculture through the application of three principles: minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotation. It is a way to combine profitable agricultural production with environmental concerns and sustainability and it has been proven to work in a variety of agroecological zones and farming systems. In partnership with FISD, GL promotes the use of renewable energy for irrigation (Solar irrigation). So far GL has directly trained 108 (50 Males and 58 Females) farmers (as ToTs) in CA, organic farming (i.e. garlic) and manure making.

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Economic Empowerment (Youth and Women)-The Self Help Group Approach

Community Self-Help Group are self-governed, peer controlled, informal group of people with same socio-economic background and having a desire to collectively perform common purposes. Here poor people voluntarily come together to save whatever amount they can save conveniently out of their earnings, to mutually agree to contribute to a common fund and to lend to the members for meeting their productive and emergent needs.

In Dowa SHGs have been able to mobilize small savings either on weekly basis from women who were not expected to have any savings. They have been able to effectively recycle the resources generated among the members for meeting the emergent credit needs of members of the group.

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