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Nov 29, 2016

Sustainable agriculture is a key to unlocking Malawi’s economic development and poverty reduction efforts. The agriculture sector accounts for 30% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 17% of household incomes comes from agriculture produce, according to a new study issued by the joint UN...

Nov 28, 2016

80% of Malawi’s population is dependent on subsistence agriculture. Every year, soil erosion reduces agricultural productivity by 6% putting less food on the table for many households. A 2011...

Nov 18, 2016

Malawi Reviews Expenditure on Environment and Natural Resources

On 23 October 2015 the Malawi Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Planning invited representatives from sector ministries, district council, private sector, civil society and development partners to discuss and...

Sep 02, 2016

Malawi is a land-locked country in Africa with a large rural population that is mainly dependent on agriculture. Thus, the well-being of Malawians and Malawi’s economy depend on the well-being of the country’s natural resources including good nutrient soils for agriculture and healthy...

Aug 31, 2016

The Joint Management Board of the Poverty-Environment Initiative received on 1 June 2016 the Independent Evaluation of the Scale-up Phase (2008-2013) of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty–Environment Initiative conducted by UNDP and UNEP. The evaluation confirmed that the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI...

Aug 25, 2016

The well-being of Malawians and Malawi’s economy depend on the well-being of the country’s natural resources. Fisheries generate jobs for 400,000 people and livelihoods for 2 million Malawians, and fish provides up to 40 % of the protein consumed in the whole country.  However, the...

May 18, 2016

Rwanda’s Environment Management Authority and the joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) Rwanda programme developed an environment and climate budget and planning checklist for the first time in 2011. Since then the guidelines are every year updated and used by sector and line...

May 16, 2016

On 24 March 2016, UN Women, the World Bank and the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy organized a country-level launch of The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda report in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The...

Apr 28, 2016

The 8th UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Donor Steering Group Meeting convened in Vientiane, Lao PDR, on 28 April 2016. The meeting was attended by donor representatives from Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the European Union, as well as the United Nations...

Mar 08, 2016

Pledge For Parity is the campaign theme of International Women's Day, being celebrated today, 8 March 2016. UNEP’s Michael Stanley-Jones and his colleagues at the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) are honoring this pledge by helping the newly-formed Hera Community Initiative, a rural women’s...

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