Written by Sabine Hellmann As part of the CSA programme that Kusamala is conducting in Dowa District, an intriguing monitoring and evaluation tool will be used throughout the project, Participatory Video or PV in short. PV is a means to capture local stories and ideas in a one-week process of filmmaking lead by the community. […]
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.
From November 11th the 2013 International permaculture congress (IPC11) begun with a series of activities lined up. The congress constitutes the following key events: Pre IPC International PDC, conference dinner and gala, international permaculture conference, visits to urban permaculture sites, convergence, and permaculture tours. The convergence starts on November 29th- December 3rd and the Los […]
Written by Matt Frye In 1972 Malawi had roughly 4.5 million hectares of forests. In 2010 it had 2 million hectares of forest – a decline of 54% forest cover over 40 years. Deforestation is a serious issue in Malawi that is exacerbated by multiple drivers that all correlate with one another. One of the […]
I am aware that this headline is shocking to most of our regular website visitors. The contributions made by Catherine to the success of Kusamala are so numerous to mention. Words can not express the love we at Kusamala have for Catherine. Sometimes its good to cry. This is what people at Kusamala had to […]
Over the past month the Kusamala family has grown to include two new members. Alinafe Chimongo joins us as Project Manager for our new Climate Cmart Agriculture project and Ephraim Chiunjiza Jr joins the office team as our new Accountant/Administrator. Both of these positions are new to Kusamala and we are excited to see how […]