“My family and I are doing better,” Dorica told us. “[Now] I only go to the children’s clinics, or when we contract malaria, but not due to my children being underweight or malnourished.”
Dorica Richard, 33, works as a tea farmer in the Sukambizi Association Trust, Mulanje District, Malawi. Her community used to struggle, since much of their farming was devoted to tea crops, and local diets and cooking techniques often didn’t provide enough nutrition.
In 2020, ETP and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) launched Healthy Diets for Tea Communities, a programme with the specific aim of improving access to nutritious foods for Malawian tea workers and farmers like Dorica and their families.