Temwa UK

Sustainable Agricultural Training

Our aim is to break the cycle of poverty associated with low productivity subsistence farming. We provide training in sustainable farming methods that will allow communities to achieve better food security, improve nutrition and prevent land degradation as well as build resilience to climate shocks.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1185889)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,000

Amount raised

£42,005

Donations

6

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • Many community members were convinced that most fruits and vegetables could not do well here. Through Temwa's projects, people's minds are changing.

    — Joseph Chango Nkhata

  • Temwa's projects gave me the courage and assurance to believe that I can become self-dependant in growing vegetables to support myself and my family.

    — Anderson Mlinda

  • Temwa's projects gave me the courage and assurance to believe that I can become self-dependant in growing vegetables to support myself and my family.

    — Anderson Mlinda

  • Many community members were convinced that most fruits and vegetables could not do well here. Through Temwa's projects, people's minds are changing.

    — Joseph Chango Nkhata

Situation

More than 90% of people in Nkhata Bay North are subsistence farmers facing low income generating potential, frequent food insecurity and malnutrition. Shifting agricultural practices also cause deforestation and land degradation. These problems are worsened by the increasing occurrence of climate shocks, bringing severe episodes of drought and flooding to the region. In 2016 the region was hit by the worst climate induced food crisis in over 20 years, making this project more vital than ever.

Solution

Training in sustainable farming techniques will enable farmers to grow a wider range of crops all year round as well as year on year without causing further land degradation and introducing a more nutritious staple diet. We will promote low-input soil and water conservation techniques, crop diversification and drought resistant crops. The project will also work to alleviate poverty through business training and the promotion of income generation from selling surplus produce in local markets.