The Kulera Biodiversity and Mt. Mulanje MOBILISE, Malawi

The Kulera Biodiversity and Mt. Mulanje MOBILISE (Mountain Biodiversity Increases Livelihood Security) projects, aims to help farmers in Malawi to become more resilient to the effects of climate change by providing higher-quality farm materials, such as seeds that are high-yielding, disease-resistant, and drought-tolerant.

Mountain Biodiversity Increases Livelihood Security (MOBI+LISE)

The strategic objective of this partnership project is to achieve an improved ecological status of Mt. Mulanje and community livelihood base by introducing more intensive and diversified natural resource utilization opportunities to neighbouring communities and also increase local involvement in mountain management activities. USAID has provided funding to Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) to implement the MOBI+LISE Project under the Development Grants Program (DGP) for a period of three years starting January 4, 2010. The total estimated cost of the project is US$3,000,000 of which MMCT with its partners will contribute US$74,950. The MOBI+LISE thrusts to create alternatives for livelihoods of communities living close to and do interact with the Mulanje Mountain Global Biosphere Reserve so that they would get engaged in collaborative management arrangements, increased food security, sustainable mountain resource use, and alternative livelihood opportunities and local policing. This approach is in tandem with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) that aims at creating wealth through sustainable economic growth and infrastructure development as a means of achieving poverty reduction. This enlightened approach requires a concerted supportive process and expansion to realize the possible ecological management and biodiversity conservation goals, and exploit the resource potential on a sustainable basis.


  • Concern Universal (CU)

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 501-1000

    Concern Universal (CU) is an international development organisation tackling poverty from the grassroots. The organization creates opportunities for people around the world to...

  • Mount Mulanje Conservation Trust

    Service Providers
    Malawi | Staff size: 1-5

    The Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT) is an environmental endowment trust based in Mulanje originally funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) through the World Bank. The Trust...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM)

    Implementing NGO
    Malawi | Staff size: 6-25

    The Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM) was founded in 1947. It is a membership not-for-profit organisation with a wide range of members which includes companies,...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Malawi
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 300 Thousand