Since its inception in November 2009 Kusamala has grown from a demonstration plot established during the 9th International Permaculture Conference to a local non-governmental organization operating with 21 staff in four districts and leading training and consultancies nationwide. This transformation occurred through the support of organizations like Nature’s Gift Limited, the Scottish Government through the James Hutton Institute ,the German Government through Welthungerhilfe, and also the William Jackson Food Group.
We employ agroecology systems such as permaculture design to maximize land productivity, reduce the need for expensive inputs, and increase agricultural diversity to improve nutrition, food security, and livelihoods. In a country where 80% of the population are subsistence farmers, Kusamala demonstrates how locally available resources can meet human needs while improving quality of life for people and the environment.
Vision & Mission
- Working with efficiency and long-term sustainability
- Valuing the principles of permaculture and empowering rural communities by using locally available resources to attain food and nutrition security.
- Develop solutions to solve the environmental degradation which is arising at an alarming rate.
- Believe in the power of committed individuals with open minds to practice agriculture in a permaculture mode rather than the usual convectional method.
- Create a financially sustainable organization that is not reliant on external funding