Malawi is investing nearly 4% of its GDP in restoring forests

Nearly all – 96 percent -- of Malawi’s rapidly growing population depends on wood or charcoal for cooking. Meanwhile, land is continuously being cleared to grow crops, since nearly 80 percent of Malawians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. As in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, these two factors put pressure on forests, increasing climate-warming emissions, disrupting watersheds and reducing biodiversity. Read the article
Issue: Agroecology Typology: Policies