Soils, Food and Healthy Communities

Soils, Food and Healthy Communities

The annual field day was held in Jombo in the northern region this year. The turnout was high and people enjoying seeing the healthy crops and learning how people managed during this poor rainfall year. Those farmers who applied compost manure and planted a wider range of crops found themselves in a better food security situation than many of their neighbours, who had poor crop yields due to another year of poor rains. Here are two of the farmers who had their fields visited today.

Milika Phiri at the Jombo field day, Ekwendeni region, explaining how she has grown such beautiful pigeonpea.

Milika Phiri at the Jombo field day, Ekwendeni region, explaining how she has grown such beautiful pigeonpea.

Field Day Jombo_ Bonnex Nyasulu

Bonnex Nyasulu, who intercropped pigeonpea and groundnuts last year, incorporated the residue, and intercropped orange maize with pigeonpea this year. He applied compost manure twice to his field and his harvest will be plenty!

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