The right to food
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DCA and the right to food in Malawi

The Malawi Right to Food Programme key areas of intervention are to ensure

  • dotthe promotion of sustainable livelihoods
  • dotcommunities and community-based organizations are empowered to influence development
  • dotcivil society and right holders increasingly engage with government and other actors to implement pro-poor rural development policies and interventions
  • dotduty bearers take action in capacity building needs of partners essential for programme implementation, cohesion and synergy and takes a proactive role in strengthening food and nutrition security networks

The focus areas are inspired by overall added value to derive synergy and linkage with other DCA Malawi programme types and relief and rehabilitation. 

Due to the tight linkage between the right to food and climate change issues, improving resilience to natural and man-made disasters, combining an efficient and effective disaster response ,climate change adaptation, food security enhancement measures, relief and rehabilitation and reduced vulnerability to HIV and AIDS  have now been mainstreamed into the Right to Food Programme and is grounded in existing ecumenical instruments of coordination particularly through the ACT Alliance.