We are a climate smart focused registered local NGO in Malawi with a mission to improve the resiliency of smallholder farmers, and the overall food and eco-system services, in the face of changing climate through agriculture and environmental-friendly oriented entrepreneurship. We believe in sustainable approaches that include the marginalized groups (youth and women) in crafting solutions to the food and socio-economic challenges faced in their communities due to the effects of climate change. To achieve this, we employ bottom-up holistic approaches to development where change is steered or led by the grassroots and power shifted to the communities.
With this mission, GL’s targets working with high potential but resource restricted individuals and progressive social entrepreneurs (especially the youth and women) in crafting solutions to challenges they face as a result of social economic imbalances and effects of climate change. GL assists rural smallholders to improve their resilience to effects of climate change and achieve a sustainable living by improving local entrepreneurial and agricultural human talents, innovating through new agricultural practices, natural resource based product development and actively engaging farmers in searching for new and profitable markets, increasing awareness on organic farming practices and environmental conservation hence promoting livelihood diversification whilst ensuring the triple wins thus income generation, environmental conservation and social empowerment. We believe in partnership and co-creation, innovation incubation, integrity, learning and knowledge sharing for effective community led social impact innovation and sustainable programming. To achieve this, GL inclusively works to empower progressive youths and women with appropriate skills to address, food and nutrition insecurities; income and livelihoods poverty through implementation of community demand driven green development and business focused interventions and promoting youth employment via social agri and natural resource managment focused innovations and skills development grounded in ecological systems thinking.