On January 10, SFHC staff and students visited Jombo to meet with village members. During the visit, we met with farmers and the Farmer
Research Team in their school and had the chance to hear about the community members’ stories. You can read more about this here.
Angela and her husband are enthusiastic farmers and were very interested in making manure and in experimenting with growing new crops.
Makiyoni and Tonada Fiyasi
For the last three growing seasons, they harvested enough food for their family and have not had to do any ‘ganyu’ work to earn extra income or food.
Forbes Moyo joined the MAFFA project (Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology project, co-led by SFHC, that involved 6000+ farming households) in 2012. From the start, he has been fascinated by pigeon pea.
Lucy Chagoma joined the MAFFA project in 2012 and became a member of the Farmer Research Team. She benefits from her pigeon pea crop in the form of firewood, food, and much more.
The Manda Family
Wilined and Eileen received training from SFHC in 2012. They started growing more diverse by using new-learned farming practices. Since then, they have seen improvements in food security and family health. Read more about the Manda family.
Annie is married, with 3 children. She joined the MAFFA project in 2012, which was co-led by SFHC. She planted a pigeon pea and groundnut field the first year and has seen many benefits from using agroecological methods. As she said in a discussion in 2015, “I’ve seen several benefits apart from the food I’ve fed to the children. I’ve seen that I get more yields by adding other crops like pigeon pea, it has increased my food.”