Charity partners

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

In Malawi we partner with research institutions including Mzuzu University, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUNAR), University of Livingstonia, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and DARS - Department of Agricultural Research Services.

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 collaborates with the Germany based NGO, Chancen durch Bildung e. V., in Malawi through a partnership with the local non-governmental organisation, Wenani Development Network (WeDNet).

WeDNet was formed to uplift the lives of people in the sectors of education, health, agriculture, youth and women empowerment. WeDNet does this by building collaborative networks with the communities that it works with to achieve the desired impact in their lives.

Tiyeni is training the school committees who manage school feeding programs with the support through WeDNet. Sustainability of the school feeding program depends on local production of food by the communities where the schools are located. Tiyeni is delighted that Deep Bed farming can meet this need.

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SMART Centre Group

SMART Centres vision is water, sanitation and food for all. The group is training the local private sector in Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies.

Tiyeni and the SMART Centre in Malawi are partnering on water well initiatives to support the sustainable development of communities in Malawi.

Increases in the community’s livelihood assets, through water pump installation and Deep Bed farming, enables families to reach the first stage of basic water security for the first time.

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.

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Elm Green

Elm Green provides catering which is all about nourishment and the sharing of food, grown productively with a sustainable and regenerative approach. We are very grateful for the support of Elm Green Founder, Sarah Litchfield, and her passion to look after the world’s soils through her food business and philosophy.

Elm Green is directly supporting farmers in Malawi by donating a percentage of profit to our cause.

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We are thrilled to be supported by Barny and the team at twio. twio is a UK-based technology company that helps donors find causes tackling the issue that mean the most to them.

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
Treasurer / Trustee
252 Cowbridge Road East

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