Charity partners

Tiyeni partners with other organisations when co-operative working is the best way to achieve results.

In-country partnerships

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Luke International (LIN)

Tiyeni is contributing to LIN's Community Empowerment Program through training of community based organisations in Deep Bed farming.

Luke International (LIN) works to restore human health and dignity through building bridges between local and international development partners, creating interfaces between health and technology.

LIN and Tiyeni have come together with a shared vision to empower communities in Malawi through promotion of good agricultural practices. The community clubs supported by LIN and trained by Tiyeni include:

  1. Nursery School Children support on feeding programmes
  2. Youth Activities (The youth department organises youth groups for talent activities, training and income generating activities)
  3. HIV/AIDS Support Activities (Home Based Care activities)
  4. Helping the elderly (food, house renovations etc)
  5. Income Generating Activities (Irrigation farming, livestock keeping, group marketing)
  6. Linkage forum with service providers

At the end of 2020, a working agreement was established with a memorandum of understanding between Tiyeni and Luke International to formalise the good working relationship enjoyed for many years in Malawi.

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Chancen durch Bildung e. V.

Tiyeni partners with the Germany based NGO, Chancen durch Bildung e. V., in Malawi through a local organisation called WEDNET. Tiyeni is training members of their School Meals Committees in Deep Bed farming, who should also pass on their new skills to the other members of the Community.

Training was delayed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic but is resuming in 2021.

International partners

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The Soil Food Web School

When Tiyeni discovered Soil Food Web in 2020, there was so much synergy between DBF and the techniques included in Dr. Elaine's Soil Food Web Approach, that a partnership was formed between our organisations.

Tiyeni joined the Soil Food Web School as partner charity for the first ever Soil Regen Summit, over 4 days in March 2021. The event hosted international names in the soil science and land husbandry world, attracted a huge global audience and raised many thousands in donations towards Tiyeni's work.

The Soil Food Web School also awarded Tiyeni 10 scholarships for the Foundation Courses and the Certified Lab-Tech Program, worth USD$60,000.

The Soil Food Web School is an international community of change agents who are making an impactful difference in the effort to rescue our planet. They train people who help farmers to transition away from using chemicals, to working in harmony with soil biology. This results in significant benefits to the farmer and to the environment, as well as to the consumer.

We look forward to long term beneficial relationship between our organisations.

UK partners

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Zerodig and Tiyeni share common growing system approaches and objectives to develop rural livelihoods. In 2021, Tiyeni and Zerodig began a new partnership to work together and maximise their collective output. Tiyeni is delighted that Zerodig is also directly supporting farmers in Malawi by donating a percentage of vegetable sales from their Oakbrook site.

Zerodig is a not-for-profit social enterprise changing the future of food production with ‘no-dig’ growing. The Zerodig project is developing a network of small regenerative market garden growers providing vegetables and developing rural livelihoods in the UK.

Funding partners

We are very grateful to all our past and current funding partners including those named below. Our work is only possible thanks to our dedicated supporters in the UK and beyond.

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Andrew Roberts
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