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RHEMA PROJECT TAKES SHAPE IN MALEMBO – Farmers embrace Agribusiness


The Managing director of RHEMA Institute for Development in Malawi Innocent Semu has commended people from Malembo, TA Khongoni in Lilongwe for their hard working spirit that has seen his organization’s project in the area taking a desired shape.

Farmers embrace Agribusiness-cabbage ready to be harvested

Speaking after touring the project where he went to appreciate the progress achieved this far, one month down the line since his organization distributed maize and vegetable seeds for irrigation farming, Semu said he is very impressed with the hard working spirit people there have shown and this has given his organization a zeal of pumping more resources in this project in order to bail out many poor farmers from poverty basket.

“When we came here a month ago and distributed maize and vegetables’ seeds here for irrigation farming, we were somehow not sure if people here would really go into their fields and embark on irrigation farming, but coming back here today and see this big outcome especially in vegetable farming, surely I am speechless with these farmers and surely RHEMA will try its best to pump in more finances in this project so that we can reach out to many farmers.” the youthful RHEMA director explained.

Semu and other members inspecting vegetables

Director of crops for Lilongwe district Agriculture office Joseph Mtengeza conquered with Semu saying people from Malembo has shown that they can work hard towards alleviating their own poverty once they are provided with start parks for farming activities.
He added that with technical expertise his office is offering, RHEMA project has taken a good shape and his office will always continue providing extension services that will see the goals of RHEMA being achieved and bear the intended results.

Mtengeza appreciating irrigation farming being done

One of the beneficiaries Mtisunge Samson was speechless having seen that her family now is able to sell some vegetables she grew after receiving vegetable seeds from RHEMA and she said she’s able to buy some basic needs for her family using the money realized from sales o her vegetables.

Semu agreed with the beneficiaries that their embracing of Agribusiness will surely change their households as some of the minor financial challenges they face will partly be solved.
RHEMA director also said that the other categories of the project which include distribution of domesticated birds, goats and drilling of boreholes for provision of clean water will soon roll out in all the targeted areas.

RHEMA Institute Of Development, a non governmental organisation focussing on Livelihoods & Economic Empowerment, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Education and Gender Equality launched its project in end July this year at Malembo TDC in Traditional Authority Khongoni and it distributed maize and bean seeds as well as vegetable seeds to over 250 families to start irrigation farming as part of it’s programs

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