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Offshoots of EBA for Food Security in the Zambezi basin- The Case of Malawi

Building resilience to climate change impacts on the livelihoods of the fishing and fish farming communities in the Lower Shire River, Zambezi River Basin is of the seven projects by the UNEP’s Regional Ecosystems based Adaptation for food security Programme (EBAFoS) that is offering targeted and catalytic ecosystems based solutions to trans-boundary climate change induced risks, especially food insecurity.

Launch of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security (EBAFoS) – Regional Approach Pilot -Offshoots from Malawi inception workshop

Malawi is the first out of three countries (Zambia, Mozambique) that will implement the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security (EBAFoS) – project using a new operational approach aimed at enhancing efficient implementation of the programme and enhancing country-level participation. Malawi serves as a test case for the regional approach which will take into consideration regional interdependence of ecosystem services. Premised on the principles of a "fiscal stimulus", the use of limited resources as a catalyst to broader change is to be utilized.

Regionalizing Food Security Solutions in Africa through harnessing Ecosystem-Based Adaptation approaches- Offshoots from the Zambezi River Basin

Climate change is no respecter of boundaries and looking at approaches that can be implemented with the cooperation of all countries that share common ecosystem resources is the first entry step to addressing regional challenges. The UNEP Regional Ecosystems based Adaptation approach Programme is charting a new paradigm shift towards making the case that addressing food security across the continent, needs to be looked at a regional rather than national level and that regional integration if driven by foods security concerns has a lot of potential for development in Africa. This strategic approach was launched last Friday 14th November in Zambia coming after similar inception workshops in Malawi and Mozambique.

EBAFoS kicked off with its first inception workshop in Malawi

EBAFoS kicked off with its first inception workshop in Lilongwe Malawi on August 19th. The full day workshop brought together stakeholders from across Malawi and across various sectors including government, NGOs, research institutions, and civil society.

Orchestrating an EBAFOS Value addition Paradigm Shift though using energy saving fish smoking kilns

Value addition and building on value chains to increase community incomes and job opportunities is one of the key tenets of the EbA for food security programme. Consequently, one of the key components of one of the on-going projects in Malawi – ‘Building resilience to climate change impacts on the livelihoods of the fishing and fish farming communities in the Lower Shire River, Zambezi basin’ – is value addition. This project is one of the seven projects by the UNEP’s Regional Ecosystems based Adaptation for food security Programme (EBAFoS) that is offering targeted and catalytic ecosystems based solutions to trans-boundary climate change induced risks, especially food insecurity.