Update Youth Test Farm Malawi

The construction of the training center is almost finished. A lot of hard work has been done the past months and in a short amount of time a beautiful training center has been set up on the farm. Here the youth participants can gain theoretical knowledge that they can later be put into practice on the farm. In addition, a fish pond has been created and beehives have been installed on the farm.

The first training sessions have already started last month. A training course on assessing soil quality, a training on the basic principles of entrepreneurship and a training on ‘how to keep farm records’ have been finished.

Finally, the rainy season has started and with it the first experiments on the farm. In groups, the participants chose a crop and made a business plan. In the coming period they will receive guidance and learn more about climate smart management of the crop. Excursions to example farmers are also planned and if the youth are interested they can learn more about beekeeping and the fish pond.