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updated October 2nd, 2018

 

 

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Step by Step Towards Food Security


In Kanjululu (Malawi) we are witnessing fast progress. For the first time the people of ...

 

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Step by Step Towards Food Security


the village can believe in food security. The students from Enge High School had planned three sub-projects and, taking a huge effort, managed to fund all three of them.

As a result, it was possible to start with the construction work for a storehouse in June. The new building is to minimise post-harvest losses in future. At the same time it can be used as a place for selling surplus stocks. Meanwhile the implementation of the main project got underway too. An area of totally 5 ha (over 12 acres) is being equipped with an irrigation system operated by a solar pump. The peasants in Kanjululu are already looking forward to cultivating maize and vegetables. In preparation, they receive systematic training and – most importantly – daily coaching in the fields.

The third sub-project (building up a herd of goats) is soon to follow, rounding off the project. By then, famine and poverty will be a thing of Kanjululu's past.

 

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The storehouse is almost finished