Kusamala’s Latest Additions: Buns & Chou Chou

Contributed by Daniel Schlupp At the start of this month, I bought two local rabbits from our lead trainer extraordinaire, Luwayo Biswick. Eponyms of legendary Youtube personalities, Buns and Chou Chou dutifully munch on just about anything they’re fed. That includes stubborn garden weeds, grasses and fresh banana leaves. All of this food gets converted […]

Simple Soil Testing at Kusamala

(Written by Daniel Schlupp) What would MacGyver do with a wire hanger, 15” of 10-gauge high tensile wire, and 11cm of 6” PVC pipe? If he was following the Northern Rivers Soil Health Card, then he’d be testing his garden’s soil for the qualitative indicators associated with a healthy, properly functioning soil (a “supra-organism” to […]

Farmer’s Adoption of CSA technologies in Nsanje, Thyolo and Mzimba

Kusamala continues to provide advisory services to partner organizations and farmers under the DCA project. This project is mainly about mainstreaming climate smart agriculture into solar irrigation technology. Farmers are being trained in agroecology techniques and they implementing them in their various irrigation schemes. Recently, Eston Mgala, the Project Manager for our DCA Project and Henock […]

The Power of Video

If the old adage is true, that a picture is worth a thousand words, then our new short film about Kusamala must be worth millions. Good news! This will be a very short blog post indeed. All kidding aside, we are thrilled to have such a powerful tool to use, to share Kusamala’s work with […]

Formalization of Dowa CSO Network

On July 4th, 2014, the civil society organizations from Dowa district met at Linde Motel, Mponela in Dowa. With support from Kusamala’s CSA project, the organizations in this meeting reviewed the draft Dowa Civil Society Network’s constitution, and the draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) documents. They also agreed to elect a new committee to lead […]