Partnerships and funding
Networks and advocacy groups
Tearfund is a member of CISANET, a civil society network for agencies that seek to influence national agricultural policies on behalf of small-scale farmers.
We are also members of WESNET, a civil society group which helps vulnerable communities to access safe water and sanitation facilities.
Tearfund is part of Malawi Creation Care Network (MCCN), a movement advocating for environmental protection and regeneration.
The Scottish Government has generously funded a number of Tearfund projects in Malawi in recent years, including: a project with rural communities in Chiptipa protecting girls and boys from harmful cultural practices that deny them a right to an education; a project in Dowa District reducing poverty and extreme hunger by improving agricultural skills and diversifying livelihoods; and an exciting research project investigating whether conservation agriculture techniques, combined with locally produced fertiliser, can protect Malawian farmers from the devastating impacts of the Fall Armyworm.
Jersey Overseas Aid
Jersey Overseas Aid is funding a project aimed at enhancing the wellbeing and resilience of 39,460 vulnerable people living on the fringes of the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve, the Thuma Forest and the Kuti Wildlife Reserve. The programme is promoting improved conservation of the local ecosystems and biodiversity, and helping individuals find sustainable sources of food and income.
The UK Government’s Department for International Development has funded some of our disaster risk reduction projects and emergency response work in Malawi.