2020 Project Summary

A grant of £1000 to support the purchase of materials to install an irrigation system for Macadamia Tree Farm in Lilongwe.

Gary Robertson, Operations Director with Child Legacy International (CSI), explained the project was to implement a prototypical drip irrigation for its 1950 Macadamia trees. In a collaborative approach, CSI provided 70% of the project funding, FOMA provided 28%, Working with Water pumps and Other Tools for Africa (WOTA) provided logistical and specialist support and the community contributed in the form of labour. The main aim of the project was to ensure all macadamia trees have efficient, less labour intensive and affordable irrigation and also for 10 farmer clubs (15 members each) to be trained in installation of irrigation systems.