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April Newsletter

8 April 2024

The latest news from Tiyeni

January news

1 January 2024

A very Happy New Year from all of us at Tiyeni!

October news

4 October 2023

We discuss scaling up rainfed agriculture in Africa. Plus hear about Tiyeni trustee, Ulele Andrews, visit to Malawi. And could you be our new social media volunteer?

Work with us - Job vacancy

20 September 2023

We are recruiting for a new Fundraising Manager - Trusts and Foundations

Tiyeni's July newsletter

12 July 2023

Godfrey Kumwenda, Tiyeni’s Training Manager, tells us about one of the highlights in the Deep Bed Farming calendar. We caught up with Colin Andrews, Tiyeni’s Chair.

New Solar And Battery Powered Tractor: A Farming Solution For Africa

21 April 2023

Innovate UK Funding Malawi Trial of Low-Cost Tractor Featuring Lead Batteries and Solar Power for Deep Bed Farming

Save the date!

18 April 2023

Read about the amazing women of Tiyeni. Plus our team in Malawi were visited by Alan Dixon and students from University of Worcester, and we start our Green Match Fund campaign.

You're invited

9 March 2023

Please join us for the Soil Regen Summit 2023: Collaborating with Nature which is being held in support of Tiyeni. It starts on Tuesday 14 March.

Alex's story

3 February 2023

Our Executive Director Alex Gerard is a Birbeck alumni and passionate about advancing opportunities for farmers in Malawi

January newsletter

12 January 2023

Happy New Year from all of us at Tiyeni! We hear from a young farmer Eddie Nyamwela and a participant of Tiyeni's gender and nutrition workshop. Tiyeni trustee, Mel Bradley, visited one of our strongest business supporters.

Catching Raindrops in Africa

7 December 2022

Watch and share this video to raise awareness of the challenge and solutions, including Tiyeni's rainfed Deep Bed farming.

October newsletter

19 October 2022

Tiyeni’s Training Manager, Godfrey Kumwenda, recently caught up with a couple of stakeholders in Zomba District to find out how Deep Bed Farming is working for them.

The Significance of Regenerative Agriculture

14 September 2022

The voices of many guests including Tiyeni's Colin Andrews have been brought together to take you through a story of the power of nature as a healing tool for our planet.

Tiyeni features on We Are Carbon

11 August 2022

Tiyeni's Colin Andrew's and Helen from We Are Carbon discuss the life-changing results that come quickly from incredibly simple farming approaches.

Another milestone for Deep Bed Farming

29 April 2022

We are delighted that the Agriculture Technology Clearing Committee (ATCC) of the Government of Malawi has voted unanimously in favour of the Deep Bed Farming system

The Green Match Fund 2022 - support Tiyeni

13 April 2022

All donations made to Tiyeni via during the week of the campaign 22-29 April will be doubled!

Making a big difference - crop comparisons

4 March 2022

In this update, we take a closer look at the difference between Deep Bed farming and other methods.

February highlights

11 February 2022

Farmers in Kanjoka Section, Mayamula, proud of their thriving Deep Bed crops, despite the extreme weather in January.

Thank You Message to Our Volunteers!

11 February 2022

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for what you do

Making a big difference - crop comparisons in January

28 January 2022

Here is a look at the difference between Tiyeni’s Deep Bed farming and conventional ridge farming.

Low Greenside Farm Campsite donate £1,369.00!

1 December 2021

Every penny will help change lives in Malawi.

Congratulations Albert Mvula

10 November 2021

An inspiring success story - from Worcester University. Dr. Albert Mvula from northern Malawi has received his doctorate. Albert investigated the contributions of the Deep Bed farming system to sustainable development in northern Malawi.

November Supporter Newsletter

5 November 2021

Soil - The Treasure Beneath Our Feet. In this update, we ask, why healthy soils?

Erosion control near Nkhata Bay, Malawi

28 October 2021

Independent evaluation of Deep Bed Farming in Manyamula

13 October 2021

A new independent report details impressive results and benefits gained for farmers using Deep Bed farming in Manyamula.

Unique Job Opportunity - Executive Director

15 September 2021

Tiyeni is seeking a passionate Executive Director to help us deliver our strategic direction; continuing to shape, develop and fund our organisation for the future.

Nature is the best teacher

24 June 2021

Nature is the best teacher and there is a lot we can learn from the way nature provides for all plants and ourselves.

The Scandal of Soil Loss

24 June 2021

John Crossley, Tiyeni's founding Trustee, shares his observations on the scandal of soil loss in Malawi.

Soil Regen Summit 2021 Wrap Up

30 April 2021

Watch Tiyeni's two presentations identifying the elements of the Deep Bed Farming Technology here.

Success Story of Chitheka: Enthusiasm runs high in this remote community

16 March 2021

Farmers have renewed their hope in the land that they were in the process of abandoning due to infertility; enthusiasm runs high in this remote community.

Big news! The Soil Regen Summit 2021 is in support of Tiyeni

4 March 2021

Join us on March 15-18 - Tiyeni will be joining some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in Regenerative Agriculture, during a free, virtual, 4-day event.

The latest crops are growing nicely, and the Tiyeni crops outperform again

23 January 2021

More and more Malawian farmers are adopting Tiyeni’s “common sense” Deep Bed Farming (DBF) method

Latest News and Amazing New Data

18 November 2020

We are pleased to announce a new partnership. Latest harvest results have seen a dramatic fourfold increase. Our Training Manager, Godfrey, shares how women farmers can be the key agents of change.

Farming in Malawi 2020

26 August 2020

Tiyeni's Deep Bed farming activities at Chitheka, Northern Malawi.

How the use of compost manure helps farmers increase yields, and income

26 August 2020

The more farmers adopt DBF, the more manure they make and the more yields they realise.

How Covid-19 is effecting Malawi, and stories of productive, powerful results

26 August 2020

Our Executive Director reports on Covid-19, and we report on how Tiyeni adapts to farmers' suggestions, the latest spectacular results from our survey and more.

Malawi Farmers in Serious Agriculture Extension Service Deficiency: The role of the Ministry of Agriculture?

24 August 2020

Profitability summary

25 June 2020

A doubling of maize yields is found to lead to a roughly tenfold rise in profitability.

Fruitful and effective activity in Malawi

17 June 2020

We've received numerous reports of how successfully the farmers trained by Tiyeni are implementing Deep Bed Farming across Malawi. However, the number of cases of Covid-19 is increasing to 564 as of today.

The well-being of the nation

17 June 2020

As harvest time for maize, the crop which sustains the people, approaches. The wellbeing of the nation depends on this crop.

At harvest time, Deep Bed Farming proves itself once again

26 May 2020

Again, farmers are doubling or tripling their yields after converting land to Deep Bed Farming.

The harvest begins

6 May 2020

The 2020 harvest has begun and farmers are recording excellent yields!

Tiyeni's response to Covid-19

15 April 2020

Projects help some of Africa’s poorest agrarian communities and we are committed to carrying out our mission-critical services through this challenging time.

80% of Malawi's population depends on rainfed subsistence agriculture

25 July 2019

It is a well-known fact that 80% of Malawi's population depends on rainfed subsistence agriculture for their survival.

Transformative Farming

23 July 2019

Until 2018, nobody in Bula knew about Deep Bed Farming ...

16 June 2018

... and then Tiyeni field officer Love Msiska arrived.

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