Friday, December 6, 2013
Mziza farmers are now fully prepared for the rains to fall. Each club member has been given enough seeds and fertilizer to plant 1 acre of maize. This acre will supply enough grain for their families for the entire year. They will use the surplus maize to pay for their inputs and save until the prices rise later next year.
Today we visited farmers in Kasungu District along the Bua River. Good Neighbors has started organizing irrigation clubs in the area and is looking to improve the harvests with better water pumps and irrigation techniques.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Onions at Mziza and tomatoes at Katsumwa. Farmers use late season harvests to fund bigger gardens during the rainy season. The onions pictured below are worth about $100, or enough capital to plant 1 acre of corn. The basket of tomatoes sells for $10 to $20, depending on the market.