Using compost to fight hunger: farmers learn improved farming methods at KOLPING Malawi.
The majority of Malawians rely on farming to provide for both their main source of food and source of income. However, the majority face food shortage each year. Poor agricultural practice has left the country with low crop yields and rampant food shortages. Self-sustainability through agriculture is absolutely vital.
KOLPING Malawi saw the need for alternative low-cost soil fertility enhancing technologies and embarked on training their members in compost manure making to improve soil fertility. The escalating prices of chemical fertilizers make it impossible for the majority of smallholder farmers to afford.
KOLPING INTERNATIONAL has supported towards economic empowerment by promoting livestock farming, village savings and loans through capacity building so that low earning members become independent economically.