Chiwowa Chisala Demonstration Garden

Tumbuka

Province

The Church of the Province of Central Africa

Diocese

Northern Malawi

Goal

To empower people in food security

Activity

Because of the hunger in 2000 and 2001 the diocese felt that it was not possible for the poor villager to afford to buy fertiliser, so came up with the concept of using organic manure, simple and locally made.

They get the community to teach them how to do compost manure and after training they make follow ups to the villages concerned.

Don’t target Anglicans, reach community across the board.  

First few years harvest small because land not fertile, gradually fertility increased and yields increased. 

Outcomes

Reached 19 parishes, about 400 households on average six people per household.

Households have been able to increase food production with manure.