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Tiyeni is a small charity organization formed in 2005. The aim of the organization is to combat hunger and poverty in Northern Malawi through soil and water conservation, and through using rural farming methods enabling optimum food production from t...See more
October was a busy month for our livestock programme - lots of Tiyeni farmers received piglets and goat kids for manure production and sustainable farming. Our staff arranged for a veterinary officer to administer all necessary vaccinations.
Farmers are busy with training and making Deep Beds in Chimbongondo, under the careful guidance of Field Officer Fabiano.
A review meeting was held with farmers in Malidadi area, Mzimba North, Malawi. This was attended by 20 Lead farmers and their follower farmers, who they have trained themselves! Well done everyone. Thank you Godfrey, Tiyeni Training Manager, for the ...See more
Francis Gondwe, our new Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, showing the hard pan in the garden of Mr Chavula in Hola area. Breaking the hard pan is so important! To a depth of 30cm at least.
Tiyeni farmers in Bala, Emsizini area, are in their second year of Deep Bed farming and have learnt and embraced pit manure making. The stick in the middle is used for checking the temperature inside; Underground the material stays cooler and less wa...See more
A busy day of training, inside and outside, for Lead farmers in Bwengu and Zombwe; we train our Lead farmers in extra modules to empower them manage farmer groups, in group dynamics and conflict resolution
PIGGERY UPDATE: in our pass-on scheme 2 Piglets from Matuli given to Kajawa best farmers; 1 piglet from Chipapa given to lead farmer at Jalawe; 1 piglet from Choma to Kayombo Centre. Piggery management meetings took place in relation to maintaining ...See more
Tiyeni farmers in Zapata, in their first year of Deep Bed farming and happy that the use of tilling, manure and contour lines has improved crops; A large harvest is filling the granaries. The 4 groups help each other out with tasks such as weeding an...See more
New Tiyeni site: Embombeni. The soil at the top end of the village is very poor, with loss of top soil due to erosion and loss of plant nutrients due to burning of crop residues. Maize plants have been growing small and weak. Typical poor soil plants...See more
This village head man is 84 but still practices our Deep Bed farming method; here he is with his daughter and their harvest, stored temporarily in a granary. This is in the Madisi area, Central Malawi.
Mr Katazuka breaking the soil hard pan, which is a result of many years use of a hand hoe. By breaking the hard pan more rain water will infiltrate the soil, better crop root development will be achieved, and better aeration is possible. He is one of...See more
Harvest time! A Tiyeni Youth farmer drying his crop in Madisi to preserve the grain for family consumption and sell the surplus, and participatory yield evaluation taking place at Kapata.
Meet the farmers: these are some of the fantastic individuals embracing sustainable farming and taking up the Deep Bed method in their communities in Madisi EPA . If all farming was done using sustainable farming methods such as the Deep Bed method, ...See more
A lead farmer refresher course was held successfully at Madisi EPA. Lead farmers role is to share their farming skills with other farmers in the community. This training model spreads Deep Bed training to farmers far beyond the communities our Field ...See more
During our annual field day, the Guest of Honour and other invited guests addressed the audience; Invited guests listened to speeches as they relaxed under tents provided by the Malawi Defence Forces.
Our Annual Day Field Day took place in March. The theme: Deep Bed farming for improved land productivity and resilience against climate change. This theme fully recognizes the capability of the Deep Bed Farming method in mitigating the challenges of...See more
Tiyeni farmers in Madisi area. As you can tell the season is going well! These farmers are well on the way to food security.
The Deep Bed garden of Mr Ronald Mbeye has set an example in Manyamula area; he followed all the principles of deep bed farming and now he is the shining star in Zachulu section. Fellow farmers come to him to learn from his success. Look at the contr...See more
After being impressed with the results of Deep Bed Farming in the first year farmers are able to extend their garden in the second year and onwards. This is one of the farmer's garden in Efalanja section in Zombwe area. Thanks Love Msiska for the pho...See more
Ehlekweni garden in Zombwe. Water harvested in furrows during recent rains will enhance water infiltration and the recharging of aquifers
Farmers receiving piglets with funding from one of our supporters. A great moment for these farmers! The pig pass-on programme is working very well. Farmers are very happy with the programme and report that the gains realised are much more than antic...See more
Training of lead farmers of Mtakataka area in Dedza district, who will pass their farming knowledge to others in their communities
Great progress at the garden that has been mounted at Lunyangwa Research Station. Godfrey KumwendaTraining Manager conducted training on how to align contours, marker ridge construction, Deep Bed construction, box ridges, and footpaths (aiming at con...See more
Livestock activities: out of 26 chosen best farmers across Zombwe area, 14 have constructed pig houses, and in Emsizini 4 have constructed, all in preparation for receiving piglets! In Chipapa, 2 farmers pigs have furrowed to produce 11 piglets (5 ma...See more
Agricultural Officers & Tiyeni Field Officers appreciating the progress made on Deep Bed construction in Kabanga on a field visit; an opportunity for discussing with farmers levels of progress and to remind each other about the next steps.
Our staff have now trained over 3,500 farmers in the Deep Bed method and in addition another estimated 1,700 farmers have spontaneously adopted it with no input from Tiyeni - just by learning from their neighbours. In July, a further 1,600 farmers a...See more
We are pleased to bring photos from our crucially important youth development programme; Field Officer Khalani briefs a youth group on the Deep Bed farming system and teaches land pegging. Kaboko section under Kavuzi EPA.
Now harvesting has finished produce need storing effectively; a granary with a strong base can store maize.
In September Tiyeni farmers are: applying manure. Here a farmer collects cattle dung for pit manure production.
In September Tiyeni farmers are: preparing fertilizer for application. Here organic fertilizer is being kept under shelter temporarily prior to application.
Training smallholder farmers in land pegging, Matuli area. Part of the climate adaption strategies we teach.
Our project in Matuli area is a hive of activity; here farmers work jointly tilling soils for constructing the Deep Beds
Recent news from our livestock programme: one sow furrowed 9 piglets (6 females and 3 males) at Jalanthowa demonstration pig house. Pig health across the programme is good, shown by this pig at Chipapa center, Matuli section. Farmers are implementing...See more
Tiyeni farmer, Livingston Tegha, with his wife verifying manure production in a pit at Matuli section. Excellent progress is being made in this new area.
9 farmers benefited from Jalanthowa centre pigs; we also include goats and chickens in our livestock program.
Several role model villages have started tilling their gardens. These are carefully selected villages further afield from our office in Mzuzu, where Tiyeni farming can make a great difference. Photo shows Kazomba.
Another day, another agricultural fair. Our team are SO passionate! Mzimba South. Tiyeni, as a service provider, was given a stand to showcase our innovative Deep bed farming technology. Many people came to see the method and many questions were aske...See more
A lead farmer showcasing the Deep Bed farming system at Baula section, Chikwina Extension Planning Area. Lead farmers take up a teaching role voluntarily and receive training from Tiyeni to empower them manage farmer groups, to share their agricultur...See more
Land pegging using an A-frame; The A Frame assists farmers to safely peg and construct contours that save the soil and water. It can be constructed very easily using local materials. At Baula section, Chikwina EPA.
10 pits of compost made in 1 day at Zamani village, Chipambo. Preparing plant material and using available resources effectively, the compost produced will boost land fertility and yield
Maize harvesting now moves into maize storage; this Tiyeni community farming group has been standardising maize into sacks and, importantly, applying a treatment to protect against insect pests during storage.
Following a meeting and presentation at Mponera District Agriculture Office (DAO), by our Senior Manager, feedback showed the committees enthusiasm for wider promotion of the Deep Bed method as quickly as possible. Tiyeni was asked to participate in ...See more
The family of Mr Soko is a happy family following harvest of a bumper yield this year; seeing the change to peoples lives that this improved farming method makes is what it's all about!
Deep Bed farming is spreading like wild fire in Madisi Extension Planning Area. All these happy farmers have already tilled at least 0.4 hectares. Amazing!
Land tillage is still in progress in all centres; many farmers are busy harvesting maize to give room for tillage and bed making.
Farming tools have been distributed to 150 farmers and lead farmers. The implements are part of the starter packs given to all new farmers. The packs included hoes (each farmer received 1 hoe), pickaxes (for breaking hard pan; 1 pickaxe for 5 farm fa...See more
Great news, 202 new farmers have just joined us and will start implementing the deep bed method of farming next season in Mpamba, Mzenga and Engucwini.
Tiyeni was featured on a UK podcast called Farmerama, which shares the voices of smaller scale farmers. Listen here to our segment with Isaac Monjo Chavula, our Senior Manager, and Albert Msuku, who is a Tiyeni extension worker in Mzimba district. ht...See more
In addition to agronomic training, small-scale farmers receive pigs in a pig pass-on scheme; pigs produce better manure. This is a precious resource for increasing fertility & organic matter in the soil. Here is a pig exchange in action last week
3 lead farmer meetings took place in Chikwina, Zombwe and Emsizini EPAs. Major points discussed were on: a) selection of best farmers, b) early land tillage, c) the 10x10m maize plot harvesting, measuring and storage, d) herbal pest management traini...See more
Pig distribution: Selection of best farmers is continuing in all areas and the names of those selected will shortly be summarized and sent. Two farmers will be selected per centre and will be given a female piglet by August this year, after construct...See more
Farmers following proceedings on how to make compost manure (Bokashi) at a new center: Msyakata. Second photo: farmers put what they learnt into practice and mix it up!
Mulching of deep beds; Mulching is an essential part of the deep bed method. It keeps the soil cooler, reduces evaporation, breaks the fall of raindrops directly onto the soil and increases organic soil content. This is another step to higher crop y...See more
"A garden without a marker ridge is like a house without foundations", Godfrey Kumwenda, Training Manager. We train all farmers how to mark contours using a line level. Contour ridges collect rainfall runoff, and providing ditches are closed at the...See more
New lead farmers in the Madisi area learnt how to make Bokashi manure during lead farmer training. Bokashi is a Japanese word meaning 'fermented organic matter'.
Good progress seen in clearing & maintenance; Still time for planting a second crop; 97.01 hectares acheived to date.
Land tillage is progressing in preparation for next growing season; 15.83 hectares in total so far. The 2017 target is 215.8.
Agroforestry tree planting up-date: This programme is implemented with support from Global Gardens with supervision of Paul hKeeley. Farmers have received training in herbal pesticide conducted in Emsizini EPA (Matuli section) and Zombwe EPA (Ehlekwe...See more
Field Officers have attended a number of community development meetings, where various stakeholders share information and ideas to develop their areas. The forums foster collaboration with other players of sustainable development, as well as providin...See more
Field days conducted: local field days have recently been conducted by our Field Officers in 3 different centres. These centres were: Njiri in Chikwina EPA, Kayombo Centre in Zombwe EPA and Phutula Centre in Emsizini EPA, where farmers were showin th...See more
Recent activities done by the Training Department: weeding, agro-forestry tree/shrub planting, training of farmers on Tephrosia nursery establishment, quantitative data collection, field days and community meetings attended, identification of new gro...See more
Income £ 82,072Total income in the last financial year.
Expenditure £ 60,800Total expenditure in the last financial year.
Projects 0Number of projects currently being implemented.
Employees 9Number of staff employed in the last financial year.