GNF - Organic Agriculture in a smallholder farming community
 

Organic Agriculture in Malawi

Promoting organic agriculture in a smallholder farming community in Malawi

 

Organic farming uses environmentally sound techniques for the breeding of different crops. Without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, the air, soil and water are not polluted by chemicals. In the long term, soil fertility is maintained or even increased and the insect populations are protected.

 

Other important aspects of the project are diversification and crop rotation, which should significantly improve the health and nutrition of small farmers. Furthermore, the social and individual responsibility of small farmers for the environment and thus sustainability is to be strengthened. This reduces their dependence on external markets.

 

Training and demonstrations by our local project partners, Action for Environmental Sustainability (AfES), are intended to promote self-sufficient cultivation and raise awareness of the negative effects on nature and people caused by the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. The cultivation of indigenous, locally adapted plants ensures a balanced and varied nutritional basis.

 

Action for Environmental Sustainability (AfES) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that tries to improve the existing situation together with the populations and to encourage them to act independently and autonomously.

Contact persons

Thies Geertz

Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Office Radolfzell

Phone: +49 7732 9995 83

E-mail: geertz@globalnature.org

 

Laura Maeso Velasco

Global Nature Fund (GNF) - Office Bonn

Phone: +49 228 184 86 94 12

E-mail: maeso@globalnature.org

 Cultivation of the project sizes
 Seedlings of indigenous, locally adapted plants
 
 

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June 2018 – July 2019

 

Malawi

  

Action for Environmental Sustainability (AfES)

 

Deutsche Umwelthilfe and Rapunzel Naturkost from resources of Hand in Hand-Fund