New volunteer, new project

New volunteer, new project

Contributed by Oliver Ehler who joined Kusamala in 2016 as a volunteer from Germany under the Weltwaerts program. After learning all he could on permaculture, Oliver went straight to work in starting his own permaculture project. Here is what he has to say about his...
Capacity Building for Our Project Staff

Capacity Building for Our Project Staff

In the past week Kusamala was active in training our new project staff in introductory permaculture principals. Participants in the 5 day training included staff from our Mwana Alirenji Organic Farming project in Ntcheu, staff from our Multisectoral Food and Nutrition...
Multiple harvests with permaculture

Multiple harvests with permaculture

As the harvesting period is still underway in Malawi, Kusamala also has a success story to share. The general view of Malawian farmers is that maize can only be grown using synthetic fertilizers because it is a heavy feeder. These fertilizers contain a lot of...
Permaculture Design Course at Kusamala

Permaculture Design Course at Kusamala

Contributed by Annette Kasulo This year’s Permaculture Design Course (PDC) ran from September 12th to 24th. Held at Kusamala’s Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre, the training attracted both local and international participants. It is always our pleasure to bring...
Msalura Consultancy wraps up

Msalura Consultancy wraps up

Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology has this April finished consulting with Msalura Primary School on a 6 months reforestation and permaculture project which started in November 2015 with funding from UNDP. The main goal of the project, which targeted school...
Notes from a Kusamala Volunteer II

Notes from a Kusamala Volunteer II

Weltwärts volunteer, Pirmin Störh has been leading the charge in the maintenance and planning of our chickens and chicken yard. In his second blog about the work he is doing here at Kusamala, he outlines his plans for the chickens in the coming month. Last week the...
Notes from a Kusamala Volunteer

Notes from a Kusamala Volunteer

Pirmin Stöhr and Simonne Szagun are interns currently volunteering with Kusamala through the weltwaerts (worldwards) program, funded by the German government. The goal of the program is to give young Germans the opportunity to experience a different culture and...
Msalura Consultancy April Updates

Msalura Consultancy April Updates

Contributed by Tiwonge Nkosi Nearly eight months since Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology started consulting with Msalura Primary School in Salima, the project has seen tremendous progress. The school is now surrounded by green multi-use plants rather than...
TOPS Muonde Trust Visit in Zimbabwe

TOPS Muonde Trust Visit in Zimbabwe

Contributed by Executive Director, Molly Cheatum Earlier this month, I attended a weeklong training in Mutare, Zimbabwe with the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program. This program is a USAID/Food for Peace-funded program, led by Save the...