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Jackson Thawalima, 45, digs out a reservoir for an irrigation system in Chisatha, a village in southern Malawi on its border with Mozambique. This village has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the "hunger season," when farmers are waiting for the harvest. The ACT Alliance is working with farmers in this village to switch to alternative, drought-resistant crops, such as millet, as well as using irrigation and other improved techniques to increase agricultural yields. Solar panels will power a pump that will draw water from a river into this reservoir and then into six elevated 5,000 liter tanks, which will then provide water to grow crops year round.