Malawi case is about informal learning among rural women affected by extremes of drought and dry spells. We target maize women farmers – maize being the staple crop and therefore would provide more learning possibilities.
We have so far conducted four community meetings involving women in the Lake Chilwa Basin. The first two meetings were awareness and the remaining two focused on generating informal learning processes on maize farming. So far, some formal learning processes such as those in Global Sasakawa have been challenged by women. Global Sasakawa is a practice widely promoted in Malawi where maize is grown as mono-crop but women feel the practice is heightening malnutrition.