Titukulane - Achieving Food Security in Malawi - CARE

Titukulane

Titukulane aims to achieve sustainable, equitable, and resilient food and nutrition security for ultra-poor and chronically vulnerable households in Mangochi and Zomba Districts of Malawi. The cross-cutting objectives of Titukulane are gender equality, governance and accountability, youth engagement, and environmental safeguarding.

Intervention

Titukulane is a $75M five-year USAID-funded Resilience Food Security Activity, running from 2019 to 2024. Titukulane, meaning “let’s develop together” in Chichewa, is being implemented by CARE together with partners [Emmanuel International, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Save the Children, and WaterAid]. The Activity aims to support implementation and ensure effectiveness of the Malawi National Resilience Strategy (NRS), which is established to guide investments in agriculture, reduce impacts and improve recovery from shocks, promote household resilience, strengthen management of Malawi’s natural resources, and facilitate coordination between government institutions, civil society organizations, and development partners.

Integrated throughout the Titukulane design are three inter-related domains of change that are fundamental to the elimination of poverty and inequality:

  • The principles of good governance are practiced across the systems receiving support and duty-bearers at all levels are held accountable for their decisions.
  • Activities across the program increase household, community and systems resilience capacities.
  • Greater gender equality, women’s empowerment, and youth opportunities at the household, community and systems levels.

Program achievements

To date, Titukulane has directly reached 723,111 people from 290,413 households from Mangochi and Zomba, Malawi. These participants include 72,595 adolescent girls aged 10-19 and 80,528 youth aged 20-29.

The importance of Titukulane

Titukulane aims to support implementation and ensure effectiveness of the Malawi National Resilience Strategy (NRS), which is established to guide investments in agriculture, reduce impacts and improve recovery from shocks, promote household resilience, strengthen management of Malawi’s natural resources, and facilitate coordination between government institutions, civil society organizations, and development partners.