Today it is Earth’s Day (or World’s Environment Day). “Only One Earth” was the slogan for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, this truth still holds – the planet is our only home.
Being highly dependent on its agriculture, Malawi is one of the countries most affected by climate change. In the last 36 years, Malawi has experienced eight major droughts, affecting over 24 million people. On top of that in the last 10 years, big flooding have had equally devastating effects on the country economy.
Nkhata Bay is also affected by all this. There are big pockets of ‘jungle’ between the small villages which make Nkhata Bay up, but in between them everything is extremely dry.