Community Based Agro-Biodiversity Management

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Projects Detail

Community Based Agro-Biodiversity Management

Who?

DOWA (Mvera & Chibvala EPAs) ; NTCHISI (Chipuka EPA) Farmers

What?

To improve agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi

When ?

2012 - 2016

Donor: Development Fund of Norweigan


Head of Programmes : Winfred Chanza


Programme Officer : Alleda Kamuona


Location : Ntchisi, Dowa and Lilongwe

Main goal of the project: To improve agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi

Geographic Area(s): DOWA (Mvera & Chibvala EPAs) ; NTCHISI (Chipuka EPA)

Programme/Project Name: Community Based Agro-Biodiversity Management (CBAM)

Phase Period: Year 2012, January- year 2016 December

Main goal of the project: To improve agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi


Improved agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi

 

What We Did ?

Main goal of the project: To improve agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi

 

Success Stories

• A House From Agroforestry Tree Seedlings

Katakwala Moyo comes from Pondapo Village of Group Village Head Ndembo in T/A Mkukula, Dowa District. Katakwala Moyo is one of the hard working farmers that hail from Chibvala EPA. He is 46 years old and blessed with seven children. He has been an active farmer since 1997. Ever since, he had been practising agro-forestry

I had been planting trees using my local knowledge for some time. At first, I did not realise that I can make a lot of money from agro-forestry tree seedlings until I become one of TAPP’s lead farmers
Moyo narrated his story

• A Success Story from CChrissy Mazengera

Chrissy aged 49, is a happily married lead farmer with 4 children (1 male and 3 female). Chrissy was trained as a lead farmer in 2012. In her first year after training, Chrissy practiced conservation agriculture (CA) on a 0.25 acre, and on her next growing season, 2013 she had 0.5 acre. This year she plans to cultivate on one acre plot (0.5 being demo and 0.5 being in the main field).

During the last growing season Chrissy grew the following crops; ground yams, air yams, Livingstone potato, soya beans, common beans, butter beans, finger millet, brush millet, sorghum, and maize.

• Benefits of Piggery Production

Samalani M’bena comes from Kamchacha village of group village headman Nyongo in Dowa district. He is 58 years old and blessed with 1 son and 5 daughters. M’bena is one of the hardworking beneficiaries of Malawi-Zambia (MAZA) project. 

In 2012, M’bena became a member of Nyongo piggery club, formed in response to (MAZA) project implemented by TAPP with the funding from Development Fund of Norway. When the pigs multiplied, the group shared the pigs among themselves that each member received 3 pigs (1 male and 2 female) on pass on programme. ... Read More
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CBAM In Pictures