Food Security for Farmers with a Disability

In Salima, Malawi, KODO empowers disabled farmers in their mobility, their income generation and in food security.

Born and living with club feet all my life, I especially targeted disabled persons with mobility challenges because I know the pain they feel and could understand their problems better. I am very happy to say that food security is now being given to our target group. This fulfills my dream to reach out to those with mobility challenges.”

KODO’s aim is for disabled people to become mobile and to achieve higher financial independence, food security and to find a place in society. Since 2013, when EcoSolidar organised a knowledge sharing between the partner organisation LOMADEF and KODO, EcoSolidar has supported KODO in the area of organic farming. Since then disabled farmers continue to learn the techniques of composting and agroforestry and have been supported in implementing them by KODO. The organic farming methods are suitable for disabled farmers to farm despite their poor financial resources, as they don’t have to spend a lot of money on hybrid seeds and chemical fertilizers. For people with a disabilities and their families this is a significant step towards independence. KODO supports 150 families in 5 communities around Salima each year.

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Born and living with club feet all my life, I especially targeted disabled persons with mobility challenges because I know the pain they feel and could understand their problems better. I am very happy to say that food security is now being given to our target group. This fulfills my dream to reach out to those with mobility challenges.”