Phones spread farm information

Self Help AfricaMalawi, News

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Mobile phones are now being employed by Self help Africa in an innovative new project to spread farming information. For many years, Self Help Africa has helped farmers to access information on how they can improve their farming practices.

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Doctor of Crops

Self Help AfricaCase Study, Malawi

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Lead farmer Frederick Msiska from Malawi. Fredrick (the ‘Doctor of Crops’) is a very dynamic and innovative farmer who has adopted practically every sustainable agriculture practice known! He gave us a tour of his fields which included 9000+ maize plants and 3000+ groundnuts all looking very healthy and grown with … Read More

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A Couple of Model Farmers

Self Help AfricaCase Study, Malawi

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Farmers Laurence and Margaret Malikita are an inspiration to their friends and neighbours in Libwalo village, in Malawi’s Nsondole Project area, outside Zomba. They are members of the Libwalo Village Farmers Club established by Self Help in the late 1990’s to promote improved irrigation and farming practices in the community. Laurence … Read More

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Dambos

Self Help AfricaMalawi, News

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Water supply and management is one of the key challenges facing most African smallholders. It’s a challenge made all the more testing by the impact of climate variability. But it’s a challenge that can yield a healthy dividend, as has been witnessed with wetland management efforts in Malawi and Zambia that have resulted in crop yields increasing by between 30-60%, as a direct result of work that local village committees have carried out in collaboration with Self Help Africa.

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