We are in the process of setting up a drip irrigation system into our commercial garden. With support from The MASHAV: Israel’s Agency for International Development (Under the National Coordinator for Presidential Initiative on Poverty and Hunger Reduction in Malawi) we have managed to mount up a 1000 litre tank of water at Kusamala. Today […]
Initially founded in 2009 as Nature’s Gift Permaculture, the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology is an education and demonstration organisation that showcases sustainable solutions towards environment, food and nutrition security in Malawi.
Kusamala partners with both local and international organizations and government agencies to implement community-based projects in environment, nutrition, and livelihood security.
Kusamala houses Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre, which sits on 20-hectares of farmland on the outskirts of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe. Each part of the Centre serves as a demonstration of applicable agroecology and permaculture techniques.
Kusamala offers a wide range of educational experiences in community based environment, food & nutrition security and related topics. We believe in teaching through demonstration and use all areas of our Centre as a practical classroom.
By purchasing vegetables, herbs, and seedlings from Kusamala you are supporting us as we strive to achieve environment, food and nutrition security in Malawi through our community programming.
The Community Coordinator Workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture Started two weeks ago on January 20th. It’s a training workshop that combines lectures, field visits, on-site practical, participant observation, group discussions, and assignments. The training workshop started by looking at current global and local situations, and thereafter, an introduction to permaculture. These sessions were led by […]
In my last post I talked about observing the systems around us to get an idea as to why making space for mulch-producing plants is so important. In this post I’ll start introducing the plants we use to create such a guild. The Pigeon Pea (Cajuns radicans) serves as a support for climbing beans while […]
Kristof Nordin from Never Ending Food wrote a wonderful blog post summarizing the history of Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology. As two organizations working to care for the people in Malawi it is important to forge collaborative friendships and we are lucky to have the kinship of Kristof and Stacia Nordin. Both our […]
The Soil Health Consortium of Malawi (SoHCoM) organized an Integrated Soil Fertility Management Symposium on the 10th of January 2014. The meeting was held at Sunbird Lilongwe hotel under the theme: Integrated Soil Fertility Management, Key for a Food Secure Malawi. The gathering was patronized by officials from government, non-governmental organizations, academia, private sector as […]