February highlights

11 February 2022

Farmers in the photo above, taken in Mayamula, are proud of their thriving deep bed crops despite the extreme weather in January.

Ms Zgambo in Emsizini with a good maize beans intercrop.
Ms Zgambo in Emsizini with a good maize beans intercrop.

Mr Kanjati in Manyamula has increased his deep bed fields after seeing the increased yields.
Mr Kanjati in Manyamula has increased his deep bed fields after seeing the increased yields.

Pit planting in the foreground and deep beds in the background. The farmer plans to extend the deep beds after the harvest
Pit planting in the foreground and deep beds in the background. The farmer plans to extend the deep beds after the harvest

Maize germinating on deep beds belonging to Petros in Chitheka.
Maize germinating on deep beds belonging to Petros in Chitheka.

A Land resource conservation officer supervising some of the fields in Chitipa District.
A Land resource conservation officer supervising some of the fields in Chitipa District.

Daimoni in his deep bed field is so impressed with the status of his field compared with the surrounding conventional fields.
Daimoni in his deep bed field is so impressed with the status of his field compared with the surrounding conventional fields.

Despite the recent devastating floods in some areas, there are also very good crops in other areas where there was no flooding and many are very happy with their strong crops.
Despite the recent devastating floods in some areas, there are also very good crops in other areas where there was no flooding and many are very happy with their strong crops.

Fields in Manyamula showing conventional planting in the foreground and deep bed uniform growth further back.
Fields in Manyamula showing conventional planting in the foreground and deep bed uniform growth further back.

See the crop progress from one of our projects in February. The video below with Isaac, Tiyeni Executive Director in Malawi, shows the big difference our farming method makes. #TheTiyeniEffect

Same seeds, same planting dates, and weather, but look at the difference! On the right is an example of Deep Bed farming. On the left is maize grown on conventional ridges.

The big variation in crop growth is due to our regenerative farming method - Deep Bed farming.

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