Although considerable progress has been registered in some key development indicators, poverty, chronic food and nutrition insecurity remains prevalent in Malawi. Apart from producing adverse effects on human development, and on the economy 10.3% of Malawi’s GDP is lost as a result of child under nutrition [Cost of Hunger, Malawi, 2015.] - this situation also makes households extremely susceptible to economic (e.g. inflation) and climatic (e.g. drought) shocks that further reduce their access to economic opportunities as well as nutritious food.