Main goal of the project: To improve agro-biodiversity based livelihoods and climate resilience of rural communities in Malawi
Geographic Area(s): DOWA (Mvera & Chibvala EPAs) ; NTCHISI (Chipuka EPA)
Programme/Project Name: Community Based Agro-Biodiversity Management (CBAM)
Phase Period: Year 2012, January- year 2016 December
A Map of Malawi showing the EPA’s in districts where the project is running.
A HOUSE FROM AGRO-FORESTRY TREE SEEDLINGS
Katakwala Moyo comes from Pondapo Village of Group Village Head Ndembo in T/A Mkukula, Dowa District. Katakwala Moyo is one of the hard working farmers that hail from Chibvala EPA. He is 46 years old and blessed with seven children. He has been an active farmer since 1997. Ever since, he had been practising agro-forestry.
I had been planting trees using my local knowledge for some time. At first, I did not realise that I can make a lot of money from agro-forestry tree seedlings until I become one of TAPP’s lead farmers, Moyo narrated his story.
Katakwala was identified by members from his village to be their lead farmer in 2011. He was trained as a lead farmer in the same year under the Malawi-Zambia (MAZA) programme.
With my background in tree planting, I was more interested in Agro-forestry course. I learnt a lot of techniques as to how best I can have high quality seedlings from the training, said Moyo. “Apart from teaching my follower farmers on Agro-forestry, I decided to venture into tree planting business,” he added… Read More