Rhema trains lead farmers in best farming practices
By Malawi Exclusive
Rhema Institute for Development has started training lead farmers which are being drawn in Lumbadzi and some parts of Dowa Boma.
Rhema Institute for Development Executive Director Innocent Semu said Rhema decided to train the lead farmers as one way of empowering them with knowledge and skills which can also be imparted to other farmers.
He said lead farmers are key to transformative farming.
He said his organisation is doing alot in ensuring that farmers graduates from being small scale to large and commercial ones.
“We give vegetables seeds, sweet potatoes, soya beans so that they are able to be independent.”
Meanwhile, as effects of climate change continue hitting hard in Malawi, one of Malawi’s cooperative based in Dowa, Matamangwe has stepped up adaptive measures aimed at fighting climate change.
This was revealed on Monday when Rhema Institute for Development organised a field day tour to establish working relationship with the lead farmers.
Iness Nkhoma Chairlady of Matangwe coorperative said the coorperative recognise the fact that climate change impacting negatively on Malawians.
She said as a coorperative they plant more trees and make Mbaula so that they reduce extensive use of firewood.
“We are currently planting different crops to ensure that if one crop fails to do well we can rely on another crop,”
Said some of the crops being grown include maize , groundnuts, soya beans,Irish Potatoes and Tobacco.
With support from Action Aid, the organization has done quiet alot in uplifting resilient shocks.
Geofrey Banda Lead Farmer from Chivala EPA in Dowa said he is happy with the trip to Matamangwe coorporative.
He commended Rhema Institute for Development for taking the lead farmers to the area.