FARMERS IN MALAWI TO BENEFIT WITH SLOW FOOD PROJECT

FARMERS IN MALAWI TO BENEFIT WITH SLOW FOOD PROJECT

By : Norah Wellings

As most Malawians depend on farming to generate income and sustain their living, farmers to benefit with slow food project that encourages them to grow indigenous crops which cost less in production.

According to Jackson Khoza the project coordinator, the project aims at promotion the growing and consumption of local foods which also help in saving the agro biodiversity since it does not use synthetic chemicals.

Violet Chunga a farmer who is also one of the beneficiaries to this project says the growing of local foods costs less comparing to use of fertilizers.

“We use a bow cash which we make ourselves by adding leguminous, leaves, fresh animal dung and maize hacks and then decompose “.

Chunga further said this process cost them nothing since the ingredients are locally available.

Meanwhile this project is effective in 8 districts across Malawi.

Slow food international project was founded in 1980 by the Deutsche Gesellshaft for international.