Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Good crops at Chifuchambewa

Maize on irrigation at Chifuchambewa in Salima promises more food for the community at a time when scarcity is the norm. The primary harvest was below expectations due to sporadic rains late in the growing season. Irrigation has been limited in the village until recently when AWP began teaching farmers how to pump water from their well springs.

In the distance, deep in the valley, the Lipimbe River flows by, untapped for irrigation. Farmers are looking for ways to use their new pumps to draw water up the hillside.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nasala Farming Club

Nasala Farming Club impress with good irrigation and nursery management at their training garden, near Likuni, Lilongwe. They can't wait to expand to plant out the onions from the nursery.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Visit from Summit Church

Just going through pictures and found these from a visit by Summit Church at our demo garden in July. We really appreciate all you are doing with Africa Windmill Project. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

Windmill go!

Second generation windmill at Mziza Demo Garden. We installed the windmill last week, letting it run over the weekend to check for any kinks. We hooked on the pumping rod today and a makeshift pump to see if we could get water into the tank. We did get water all the way to the tank, 3m above and 20m laterally from the water source.