Africa Windmill Project Blog

Irrigation & Harvest

Farmers finish harvesting their rainy season crops in late May or early June. Irrigation typically ramps up as the farmers’ time becomes more available. We have several projects that are in full swing now. Ngwangwa Irrigation Project Farmers have planted maize to practice new irrigation and crop husbandry skills. This project will provide supplemental food […]

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This is the water source for Chemba village which has about 5,900 people living in the area.  The walk to water is approximately 1 to 2 ½ kilometers (5/8 of a mile is 1 km) depending on the location of the home.  The amount of time to walk to the water, stand in line, get […]

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Doing more with less

The concept of efficiency is critically important as it applies to many different aspects of the farming life in Malawi. The yield per acre; farm output versus input; the percentage of water pumped that reaches the roots of the crop; the amount of time spent in the garden versus the level of production. Farmers who […]

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