Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology

 

Kusamala Malawi logo The Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology (Kusamala) is a local, non-governmental organization that promotes household-level permaculture and agroecology systems in Malawi through demonstration, education, outreach and advocacy. Founded in 2009, Kusamala houses Malawi’s largest permaculture demonstration site, Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre. Through the Centre’s demonstrations, Kusamala educates individuals and communities on how to improve nutrition, income generation and environmental health. Through grants and programs, Kusamala conducts outreach, research and advocacy with the aim to show the viability of permaculture as a local and national agricultural strategy. Our vision is for all Malawian communities to have the ability and knowledge to creatively pursue their own path towards achieving food security and diversity, economic stability, and productive healthy environments. Our mission is to demonstrate and advocate for low-input, income generating permaculture and agroecology systems; to extend these systems into local communities through education and outreach; and to research and evaluate their potential to improve Malawian livelihoods. In a country where 80% of the population consists of subsistence farmers, Kusamala demonstrates how locally available resources can meet human needs while improving the quality of life for people and the environment.

Website: Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology

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Climate Smart Agriculture: Providing targeted support to 1,500 households in implementing climate smart, environmentally sustainable agricultural practices.
DanChurchAid: Empowering vulnerable communities in Malawi to adapt to the impacts of climate change through sustainable businesses in solar irrigation schemes and to mitigate and adapt to climate change through climate smart agriculture.
Permaculture and Agroecology Trainings: Teaching hands-on permaculture courses to individuals, organizations, and communities.
Kusamala Market Garden: Growing seasonal, nutritious, organic and diverse vegetables and herbs to sell to restaurants, individuals, and the local farmer’s market.

Green policies, plans & management
Low impact operation: The Centre aims to demonstrate and promote affordable ways to lessen our impact on the environment while increasing crop yields and improving soil fertility. We follow permaculture design principles and do not use fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides instead relying on compost made on site, integrated pest management, crop rotation, and intercropping.  

Associations/memberships
Permaculture Network in Malawi

Articles

Landscapes Blog for People, Food, and Nature
Food Tank: Permaculture Combats Malnutrition in Malawi

Kusamala blog:  www.kusamala.org/blog

Media contact person: Tiffany Loveridge, Email: tiffany(at)kusamala.org

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Website: Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology 

General enquiries
Email: info@kusamala.org
Tel.: +265 (0) 993-683-303

Postal address
PO Box 30376, Capital Hill, Lilongwe, Malawi

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