Artist: Kwangu Mwenda
Artist Statement: Malawi’s mainstay is agriculture. The small town of Mulanje houses one of the largest tea plantation sites at the foot of Mulanje mountain. Tea contributes greatly to Malawi’s economy & the tea industry turned $11 million profit in 2016. Tea estates in Malawi are a source of employment with 7500 small scale farmers.
Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.