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The Agriculture Assessment in Malawi has reached the end of an incredibly rewarding month. The month was primarily spent  maintaining the experimental farm that was implemented in December, investigating the food supply chain in and around Blantyre, and building a network of contacts within the agricultural space who can further the development of our blueprint product . The team travelled out to our experimental plot in Nsambudzi on a weekly basis in order to care for the farm, and...

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The December Agricultural Assessment Team left off the month having designed and begun implementation of a farm prototype tailored to the Malawian context. The prototype aims to test an integrated permaculture system consisting of companion cropping and crop rotation methods, designed to increase productivity of smallholder farmers, increase nutritional variety, and increase resistance to crop loss from pests, weather and weeds. At this stage in the project, it is intended that once the most...

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The research conducted by the Malawi Agriculture Assessment team this month has revealed the poor pest- management methods used by smallholder farmers which pose significant threat to their food and income security. The surveys we conducted with smallholder farmers in the Nancholi area identified chemical pesticides as being one of the largest contributors to farmers’ input costs, particularly this dry season during which there has been an influx of pests and diseases. This excessive use of...

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Roya Ghodsi

Sydney, Australia

Joined this community on Mar 29, 2017

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USYD

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Agriculture Assessment

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Malawi

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