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Maize crop

17th January 2018: Maize is the staple food in Malawi. Success of the crop decides on the level of starvation poor people will endure. It is hard to imagine that this is a crop of local maize with no artificial fertilizer or pesticides. Malawi land we see is

Lusangazi Sustainable, organic Farm

27th August 2017: This is part of the farm in Lusangazi. Mostly you get to see fruit tree propagation, today it's the vegetables. Our idea now is to produce veg of the girls in the Saturday school. Looks like lots of beans here, of many varieties. Onions, beetroot, carrots,

Training on the Farm

17th May  2017: Adamson, Head of the Farm writes: Hi Boss, I am glad to inform you that we had a wonderful experience last week. We had two visitors namely Aurther Sharwa and Robert Mkandwire, son of the senior GVH who has a huge interest in producing fruit trees

Horticulture Class

4th February 2017: Benidicto, head of Horticulture at the factory site, is here giving a lesson to our Form 4 girls on compost making, green manure plants and how to grow maize without, hugely expensive, chemical fertiliser. With him are prominence and Miriam, two of our Saturday

Tephrosia Spray

29th January 2017: Here Benidicto has crushed up some Tephrosia leaves and soaked in water. This is an organic pesticide for killing Stalkborer in the maize  

Farm produce

Farm produce

5th October 2014: This picture comes from the garden part of the farm, where they grow, demonstrate and research vegetable growing. We use only open pollinated seeds with no artificial fertilizer and no noxious chemicals. We are fully organic and more. The farm also has a conservation farming

Laston - fruit tree propagation

Laston

20th March 2014: Laston This is Laston checking some newly budded orange plants. He came to work for us a year ago and after a very successful year of initiating conservation farming system in the upper farm, he has come to the fruit tree propagation area to

Extracting lemon seeds

Extracting lemon seeds

7th March 2014: Gallons of lemon juice thrown out. No matter how I tried our farm women could not be convinced of its value. They never drank it before and they won't start now!!

Wezzie collecting lemon seedlings

Wezzie collecting lemon seedlings

18th September 2013: These are potted lemon seedlings for next year's crop of improved variety Oranges, Satsumas, Kumquats, Grapefruit, Limes and Tangerines. Yes, they all come from the same rootstocks and become what they are by a process called budding. All our people on the farm and hundreds

Working as a Team

Working as a Team

17th September 2013: This is a new piece of land that we bought. Its pretty small, but suits us for growing bananas. We have about 700 banana trees on the farm and they grow all year round, providing a source of food for our workers and a

New variety Mango

New variety Mango

14th September 2013: We have a big focus on propagating improved variety fruit on the Lusangazu farm. This is one of nine varieties of Mango, called Tommy, by our workers. This is produced by sowing the large seeds in the middle of a local mango and grafting an

Greenhouse watering

Greenhouse watering

25th June 2013: This is Chrissie on the Lusangazi Farm. She is a bright, observant girl and in charge of watering, de-suckering and pest control. From her observations on the farm she has initiated a mulching system with tephrosia. She is also in charge of first-aid. She also

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