Africa Windmill Project Blog

Tomato/Maize Trials

Our demonstration garden at Mziza is primarily platform for teaching about irrigation, but it also serves as a place for trials and experiments. Over the past four months, we have been conducting trials on maize and tomatoes. We planted 2,000 individual tomato plants on area of 4,500 square feet, or about 1/10 of an acre. […]

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Composting Training

As training continues, farmers will get out of the classroom and into their fields. The first test of the trainees’ muscle is to make a compost heap of 8 cubic meters, a 2 by 2 meter cube of grass, leaves, manure, and crop residues. The compost heap will decompose into about 1 ton of nutrient […]

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Establishing Farming Clubs

Mphimbi Club invited the local chiefs to the training (seated on the right) Club Formation In January, AWP worked with three new communities to establish farming clubs. The clubs form the basis of our partnership with the farmers, but also give the farmers themselves a platform to create positive change in their community. We discourage […]

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