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27-04-2016 | Latest News , Africa

Malawi: Food security - Irrigation

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Integrated food security and livelihood project aimed at building long term resiliency in the face of a changing climate – focus on small scale irrigation schemes, featuring recipient John Alfred

In Mwanza district in southern Malawi, the Malawi Red Cross Society, with the support of the Finnish Red Cross, has been implementing an integrated food security and livelihood project in the three localities of Njanjama, Kunkhoma and Ng’odzo. Reaching 3,488 people, the project’s goals included increasing the knowledge and capacity of families on livelihoods; improving availability and accessibility to food at the household level, and improving the capacity of Red Cross staff in implementing and sustaining Red Cross activities. The five-year project had an estimated budget of 238,000 euros.

The project adopted a diversified approach and included activities such as bee keeping, fish farming, small scale irrigation, backyard gardens, and livestock production.

210 people were selected in 15 villages to be part of the activity which resulted in the establishment of 22 small scale irrigation schemes. People received a treadle pump, fertilizer, seeds, and training. The training included how to prepare fields for irrigation, how to set up the treadle pump which resulted in a wider area of cultivation for them, knowledge about different types of crops and techniques such as crop rotation.

Recipients say because of these interventions they now have enough food for their families, as well as surplus which they sell. They use the money to purchase additional supplies to prepare for the next planting season.

 

TIMECODE:

0:00 – 0:04: Landscape of local river (source of irrigable water)

0:04 – 0:07: Landscape of local river (source of irrigable water)

0:07 – 0:09: Landscape of local river (source of irrigable water)

0:09 – 0:15: Panning shot of landscape of local river (source of irrigable water)

0:15 – 0:33: Treadle pump being used

0:33 – 0:38: Treadle pump hose being brought to river

0:38 – 0:44: Treadle pump hose being brought to river

0:44 – 0:47: Treadle pump intake filter being adjusted. Irrigation hose placed around crops

0:47 – 0:49: Treadle pump intake filter being adjusted

0:49 – 0:53: Treadle pump being placed in river

0:53 – 1:03: Treadle pump being placed in river

1:03 – 1:10: Treadle pump being set up

1:13 – 1:21: Irrigation hoses being placed around crops

1:21 – 1:23: Irrigation hoses being placed around crops

1:23 – 1:26: Irrigation hoses being placed around crops

1:26 – 1:28: Irrigation hose being adjusted in field

1:28 – 1:31: Irrigation hose growing fat as water is pumped through

1:31 – 1:34: Hoses being held and directed to irrigate crops

1:34 – 1:39: Hoses being held and directed to irrigate crops

1:39 – 1:47: Tilt shot from trees to village homestead

1:47 – 1:51: Wide shot of village homestead

1:51 – 1:53: Women preparing food (wide shot)

1:53 – 1:55: Women preparing food (close up)

1:55 – 1:59: Women preparing food (close up)

1:59 – 2:03: Women preparing food (close up)

2:03 – 2:06: Women preparing food (close up)

2:06 – 2:08: Women preparing food (close up)

2:08 – 2:09: Close up of woman as she’s preparing food

2:09 – 2:12: Women preparing food (close up)

2:12 – 2:16: Women preparing food (close up)

2:16 – 2:21: Family eating a meal

2:21 – 2:23: Family eating a meal

2:23 – 2:25 Woman standing with farm tools

2:25 – 2:27: Close up of tool held by woman

2:27 – 2:30: Women singing and dancing

2:30 – 2:50: Women singing and dancing

2:50 - ENDS


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