• DAPP Malawi is in 2019 celebrating 24 years of active involvement in development work with communities through out the country

  • DAPP is implementing 17 projects within education, health, agriculture and community development in 25 district that span across the country's three regions

Trade Related Facility Project Benefiting DAPP Dowa Farmers

The project Manager for the Trade related facility project under the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry, Mrs. Linda Munthali has commended the work that DAPP Malawi is doing in the project through its Cooperative farmers in Dowa district.

This was said during a field visit in Dowa district in Traditional Authorities Nkukula, Mpale and Chakhadza where field plots of nine farmers from three of the project’s cooperatives, Mpale, Bzyanzi and Mthete cooperatives were visited.

A Farmer explaining what the project has taught her

A Farmer explaining what the project has taught her

Mr Muntali (back roll) during the visit to one of the fields

Mr Muntali (back roll) during the visit to one of the fields


Speaking at the event was the project manager for the Trade Related Facility Project, Mrs. Linda Munthali who appreciate the great work that DAPP Field Instructors are doing with the farmer’s. “Compared to the other projects that are under this Trade Related Facility project, I have to commend DAPP Malawi because they are doing a good job. The standard and quality of the demonstration plots I have seen today is very good”.

DAPP Malawi has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Tourism in implementing the Trade Related Facility (TRF) project since December 2018. The project aims at improving living standards of small scale farmers through strengthening competitiveness of the country’s oil seed exports and promotes the production, value addition and export of oil seeds particularly sunflower, soya bean and groundnuts products.

The project is being implemented in Dowa district targeting 500 farmers in seven farmers’ cooperatives namely Bzyanzi, Chimwankhuku, Mthete, Tsogolo, Dzoole, Katingwe and Mpale in Traditional Authorities Msakambewa, Nkukula, Dzoole and Mponela and will phase out in December 2019.

 

Machinga District Welcomes DAPP Nutrition Project

Machinga District council has welcomed the DAPP Malawi’s Screening, Care and Nutrition for the Management of Severe and Moderate Malnutrition in Children Aged 0 To 2 Years project which will be implemented in the district for a period of 12 months.
The project’s objective is to contribute to the reduction of infant mortality due to severe acute malnutrition in children aged 0 to 2 years in Malawi while particularly targeting Machinga district.
The activities will be implemented in Traditional Authority (T/A) Nchinguza , an area prone to faminine hence it records higher cases of malnutrition. The project is expected to reach out to 1,750 pregnant and lactating mothers as the key population and 30,000 to 35,000 people as the secondary population between October 2018 and September 2019.

Cooking Demonstrations On 6 Food Groups Will Be Organised

Cooking Demonstrations On 6 Food Groups Will Be Organised

Families Will Establish Backyard Gardens

Families Will Establish Backyard Gardens


Speaking during the District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting, the acting Director of Planning and Development for Machinga district Mr. Morson Magombo said the district is pleased to welcome and approve the project in T/A Nchinguza and they expect that it will benefit the community as it is an area prone to famine and that most NGOs (Non-governmental organisations) shun implementing projects in the area.
According to the partnership agreement between DAPP Malawi and the Valdese Church through Humana People to People Italia, the project is expected to increase malnutrition screening, access to nutrition services and reduce acute malnutrition in children.
Activities to be implemented in the project include community counselling to pregnant and lactating mothers including those with malnourished children, supplementary feeding demonstrations, correct breastfeeding as well as cooking demonstrations on the six food groups targeting care groups.
In addition, Health Surveillance Assistants, Community Health Workers and volunteers will be trained in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and they will work hand in hand with the targeted population to ensure referrals to rehabilitation services and provision of supplementary foods which include Likuni phala to malnourished are done.
DAPP Malawi implements project in areas of health, education, agriculture and community development in order to create communities that are self-sustainable and have improved quality of life.

 

DAPP Teacher Attends 2018 Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto Forum in Italy

Agnes Chipamba, a DAPP graduated teacher, has been tirelessly promoting the establishment and maintenance of vegetable gardens at Kanjira primary school in Mzobwe zone IN Lilongwe rural where she is a teacher under the DAPP graduated teachers network known as 400 primary schools program. The program focuses on providing opportunities to graduated teachers from DAPP Teacher Training Colleges who work in government primary schools to stick together and support each other voluntarily in changing the schools where they are placed. She was among the 4 chosen teachers in September 2017 by Slow foods International, an organization which promotes the importance of eating local foods and issues of sustainable food production, to attend the 2018 Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto vegetarian option forum which focused on the importance of a modern plant based diet as one way of protecting animals, the environment and health.

Agnes With A Placard That Says To Love The Earth

Agnes With A Placard That Says To Love The Earth

Agnes, Left,  And Fellow Malawian Representatives

Agnes, Left, And Fellow Malawian Representatives

With this year’s theme #FOODFORCHANGE, Agnes represented DAPP Malawi at this year’s Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto in Tarin, Italy from the 20th – 24th September 2018 where she was given the opportunity to explain her techniques in vegetable garden establishment and the preservation of local vegetables.

“This celebration of local foods gave me the opportunity to not only share my skills and knowledge, but to also learn from my fellow attendees on what I could do better as a teacher to improve Malawi’s food systems. I learnt how to conserve local vegetable seedlings in order to ensure that they don’t become extinct as well as new vegetable garden maintenance techniques in times where schools are on holidays just to mention a few” says Agnes

The Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto is an international gastronomy exhibition which takes place every 2 years with delegates from more than 150 countries in the world. The event comprises of a large market with activities like conferences, forums, workshops, tastings and cooking lessons.

DAPP young farmers project holds joint field visit with NAD and TEVETA

DAPP Malawi in partnership with the Norwegian Association of Disability (NAD) and The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) launched a Skills for Resilience Project (SRP) also known as the Young Farmers club project in Chiradzulu district in August 2018 with the aim of empowering young farmers between the ages of 17 – 35 with knowledge and skills on the importance of adapting climate smart agriculture, entrepreneurship and agribusiness skills.

On the 6th of November 2018, DAPP Malawi held a joint field visit of the project with NAD and TEVETA with the aim of monitoring the project’s commencement, achievements and how the farmers and local community members are faring and benefitting. Mr. Farestveit, the project advisor for NAD said he is very happy with the projects commencement and the progress it has made already.

NAD RepresentativeMr

NAD RepresentativeMr

Some Members Of Chiradzulu Farmers Club Captures In A Filed Visit In November

Some Members Of Chiradzulu Farmers Club Captures In A Filed Visit In November

The project plans on working with 285 young farmers annually over the project’s 3 year life span targeting 60 percent female farmers, 40 percent males and 10 percent farmers with physical disabilities. Working in Traditional Authority Likoswe in group village headmen Manguwo , Mataka and Mtupanyama in Chiradzulu district, the project focuses on training farmers on conservation farming, soil fertility improvement, sustainable crop production, bee keeping, climate smart livestock production, post-harvest handling, agro – processing , entrepreneurship and agribusiness management, rain water harvesting and the establishment of gardens and demonstration plots. To date, 285 farmers have been enrolled in the project and trained in soil fertility improvement, water resource management and conservation agriculture just to mention a few.

Dowa women's club cooperatives get a surprise visit from UFF Finland

DAPP Malawi in partnership with the Malawi Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security embarked on a program known as DAPP Dowa women farmers club in 2012 with the aim of reducing poverty and increasing equality amongst women farmers in Chibvala EPA in Traditional Authority Mkukula in the district of Dowa and worked with 4,250 women farmers.

The project, through farming instructors providing trainings to farmers on issues of economic empowerment, improved crop and animal production, income generating activities, climate change mitigation measures, improved health, sanitation & hygiene, nutrition, gender awareness and adult literacy as well as disability mainstreaming. With support from UFF Finland, a nonprofit, non-governmental humanitarian organization, DAPP Malawi started the project in 2012 with the project phasing out in December 2017.

On the 18th of October, a representative from UFF Finland visited Dowa women farmers club project cooperative’s that were formed during the DAPP Dowa women farmers club project with the aim of ensuring that the knowledge and skills that were imparted onto the women during the project have been sustained post project phase out . Erkki Kumpula , UFF Finland representative said he was very impressed with the skills and knowledge that were imparted onto the women of Chimwankhuku and Umodzi Cooperatives during the life of the project but more so that these women are still displaying the skills and knowledge attained almost a year on from the time the project phased out.
UFF Finland has been supporting DAPP Malawi in various developmental projects including the construction of DAPP Dowa and Chilangoma teachers training colleges and projects such as the Teachers network, which focused on the networking of teachers by allowing them to come together to share skills and knowledge to become better teachers . DAPP Malawi thanks UFF Finland for its continuous support.

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