Malawi is a landlocked country, in southeast Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi.
The agricultural/climate calendar is mainly divided by three: Hot wet season, starts in December and ends in April, Cool dry season, starts in May and ends in August, Hot dry season, starts in September and ends in November. We were lucky to arrive to Malawi during the rainy season (Hot wet season) and witness the high farming activity in the green fields everywhere in the country. Since Malawi's economy is strongly based on agriculture, most of families rely on farming as a primary income generating activity. As mush advantages and importance rain generally have in Malawi, though sometimes it could lead to floods which destroys villages and turn remote areas inaccessible and hard to reach.
After they no longer work in the fields, farmers choose to leave their villages and head out to the big cities looking for jobs to support their selves and families, after finishing the preparations for the cool season by collecting fire wood from the mountains and storing it in their houses for the coldest days.