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A Christmas message from Malawi

Christmas time. Like every year the workers celebrated the last day before Christmas holidays with a feast at the main office with food and soft drinks.

Happy people

Today seed distribution has occurred at Ehleheni, Traditional Authority Mzikuwola, in Mzimba district. 50,000 seeds and tubes have been distributed to two clubs comprising 20 members each.

Visitation at Mpamba Zikhole preschool

We took advantage of the pump team going to Nkhatabay. We visited a preschool which is in operation. The caregivers were told how best they could teach preschool in the midst of COVID-19.

Apples

Here we have very early apples this year but they will take many more weeks to mature. Not sure of the final number but I feel that the farm will produce about 500 apple tree seedlings this year.

Helping the poorest to help themselves

Since we focused on planting indigenous trees this year the really serious work has been to find seeds suitable for growing the wide range of Climate, Altitude and Soil conditions we encounter over a large area from Central to Northern Malawi.

The Farm

29th August 2020: Way back in 2007 we bought a piece of land in Lusangazi about 11 km from our base in Mzuzu, Malawi. It was fully organic from the beginning. We have never used chemical fertilisers and never use noxious chemicals as pesticides. A year later we

Forestry Report from Jolozi

Today we went to distribute seeds and monitor nurseries at Jolozi. This place is very far from Mphompha. It took us two hours on a motorbike from Mphompha to arrive to this area.

Disaster: A puncture halts progress

Today we continued with nursery monitoring. After a flat tyre wiped out our day we very luckily linked up with people for indigenous seeds collection.  They have collected 50kg of Mbula and same of Mng'ona.

Misuku indigenous forest report

We travelled to Misuku on Monday 17th August, 2020 in the company of Harisen. Some seeds like Msangu that we gave them at first place have just started germinating.

Misuku forestry report

Today we continued with nursery monitoring and comparing the number of tubes and seeds received versus with what has been sown on the nursery beds. 12 club nurseries have been monitored from different villages.

Gathering

Today we have distributed 47,000 seeds and tubes. The areas are Chiwelera and Kasela, TA Kawomba and Njombwa respectively. 

Youth Groups

We visited and distributed seeds at Mphomwa area where interestingly the clubs are composed of youths. 16,000 seeds and tubes have been distributed. Each club has received 4,000 seeds.

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