The Rise of Permaculture in Malawi


Mpofu, a teacher by professional, says he got introduced to permaculture in 2011 when he got involved in assisting an expatriate permaculture trainer, Chris Walker, with permaculture training outreach to schools in northern Malawi. Matthews Shaba Mpofu is pioneering something.

Rural Boreholes in Malawi Affected By Climate Change


However, some of the boreholes which most rural people in Malawi rely on for access to safe and clean water are becoming dysfunctional. Boreholes are the only means of safe water for most households in Malawi. Clean and safe water is essential.

Sustainable Management of Indigenous Woodlots in Malawi


Most of the indigenous forest reserves in Malawi. Like other areas in Malawi, Chepe’s area has lost its forest cover over the past 30 years. are either owned by commercial agriculture estates or government.

Exotic Tree Species under Pests Attack in Malawi


The future of man-made forests in Malawi. Millions of exotic tree species like eucalyptus, which is popularly known as blue gum in Malawi, have been under attack from a pest known as lerp psyllid , which is making trees lose their leaves and eventually dry up after some weeks.

Malawi Plants 60 Million Trees This Year Alone


Malawi has planted over 60 million tree. Malawi’s forestry season is a period designated by the government to encourage and promote re-afforestation in all parts of the country, and runs from December to April which is also a rainy season. Bare river bank in Chikwawa, Southern Malawi.

Solar Power Bridging the Electricity Gap in Rural Malawi


It is Tuesday morning in Makata, a rural area outside Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial hub of Blantyre. Although renewable energy in Malawi has been associated with areas away from the main grid, there has been an increasing number of households in towns and cities using solar energy as well.

Mango Trees under Threat of Depletion in Malawi’s Shire Highlands


find in all parts of Malawi regardless of climatic conditions, then it is mango. This juicy tropical fruit, which is believed to have been introduced to the country by the Arabs traders in the 18th century, is the most common seasonal fruit in Malawi. If there is a fruit that you will.

World’s 10 best ethical travel destinations for 2015

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Cape Verde Chile Cuba Dominica Ghana Grenada Lithuania Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Palau Samoa South America The Americas Tonga Vanuatu best developing nations to visit ethical travel ethical travel 2015 Ethical Traveler

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Economists are Punny?

Environmental Economics

Experimental Evidence about Labor Supply in Rural Malawi. Just got the table of contents for the latest American Economic Journal: Applied Economics a nd two of the titles struck me: Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back. Kwacha Gonna Do? Come on gang, we can do better than that*. Did you hear about the newborn identical twins, Amal and Juan?    If you've seen Juan, you've seen Amal

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

A single power plant in Great Britain will produce more CO2 emissions, every year, than all 139 million people living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique combined. Photo credit:

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Harnessing the Wind with Junk: Malawian Wind Inventor William Kamkwamba

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Wind Energy Africa electricity generator Malawi William Kamkwamba wind power windmill

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia. 0 en), Malawi (698 sp. /

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Nkomo Sikenala Tree Nursery Story


It is a sunny Monday morning in Kapeni, an area outside Blantyre city in Malawi. He sells grafted trees at 750 Malawi Kwacha (1 US$) each, while non-grafted fruit trees are sold at 500 Malawi Kwacha (0.70

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Environmental Curse That Comes with Development: The Case of Chikwawa


The town of about 60,000 people marks the start of the Shire Valley, a flat area of about 300 square kilometres comprising of two administrative districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in southern Malawi. More than 60 percent of Malawi’s sugar is produced using sugarcane grown along the Shire.

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Madonna’s Charity Set to Break Ground for 10 New Schools


Madonna's charity organization had a few set-backs over the last year, but has overcome the issues and is planning to break ground on 10 new schools in Malawi. Read More. Causes News People Top News madonna

In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow


Blantyre rural area has evolved into a corroborative community project to replenish the depleted hills and river banks with trees, reports Deogracias Benjamin Kalima: To say that Malawi has been hit by deforestation is an understatement. What started as a few peoples’ efforts in.

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Malawian Farmers Fight Climate Change Head On


From late last year to earlier this year, Malawi was experiencing prolonged dry spell in most parts, including Blantyre where Chipinda lives. For the past three years, farming has not been good. for Malawian crop farmers.

The first gourmet coffee to come from DRCongo for over 40 years hits the UK

Green (Living) Review

The coffee is a blend of beans from the Sopacdi cooperative in DRC and the Mzuzu cooperative in Malawi, creating a unique Fairtrade coffee blend that is being launched at Sainsbury's this week.

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Recommended Reading: 'Pico-solar Electric Systems' by John Keane

Sierra Club Compass

For many people living off the grid in places like India, Kenya, and Malawi, the only power options are dangerous, outdated, and expensive fuels like kerosene, but the introduction of pico-solar systems has been changing that.

Harry's Nuts! declared elephant friendly

Green (Living) Review

" Harry launched the products after travelling to Malawi and meeting some of the peanut farmers, many of whom are women looking after Aids orphans. Liberation Foods is co-owned by farming groups from Malawi , Mozambique , Bolivia , Brazil , Nicaragua , Peru , El Salvador and India.

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Israeli Sunshine Girl Gets United Nations Prize for Jewish Heart

Green Prophet

To date, Innovation: Africa has completed 66 projects in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi impacting the lives of 478,661 people.

Bringing clean energy to poor communities in Africa

Sierra Club Compass

SunnyMoney sells their solar lights and phone chargers exclusively in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania through the schools’ network. Africa is beginning to see a new light. A solar-powered light that is. Currently 598 million Africans live off the grid in rural Africa.

Bling for Books: Angelina Jolie Opens School in Afghanistan

Green Prophet

Jolie follows in the stiletto-steps of other celebrity philanthropists: Madonna and Oprah Winfrey have patronized schools in Malawi and South Africa, with mixed success. Angelina Jolie funds girls’ schools in Afghanistan with the proceeds of her luxury jewelry line.

Waves, Glaciers, Streams and Waterfalls : 11 Mindblowing (and Meditative) Images of Water

Eco Chic

The sun sets over twin islands in the middle of Lake Malawi, a huge freshwater lake inside the tiny African nation of Malawi. A turquoise crater lake inside Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. The steaming vent in the centre indicates a still active volcano lies below its surface.

Hydroelectricity: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages?


Further reading: Solar Power Bridging the Electricity Gap in Rural Malawi. Hydropower, the creation of mechanical energy.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

10,000 Birds

Boehm’s Bee-eater Boehm’s Bee-eater by Adam Riley This is another of the more difficult bee-eaters, not because it is rare but rather that its range is restricted to less visited parts of the continent, notably southern Tanzania, Malawi and north-eastern Zambia.

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Watch Celebrities Sing Karaoke To Benefit UNICEF Charity


The Playlist with the A-list show will help to raise awareness and funds for Unicef’s Schools for Africa campaign, which aims to build educational programs for needy children in countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

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Pink in Africa

10,000 Birds

It is found in higher-elevation woodlands from northern Zambia and Malawi northwards through Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia and into the Arabian peninsula. Of course Africa could not to be left out of the pink weekend so I have researched all African species whose official or alternative names include the word “pink”. There are certainly some stunners involved. Pink-throated Twinspot.

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10 Benefits of Crop Rotation in Agriculture


For example, a study carried out by the Washington State University investigated the change of maize yield in a crop rotation system in Malawi. Crop rotation is a farming technique. dating as far back as the Roman Empire or Ancient Greece.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


Similarly, Nkomo Sikenala is striving to encourage families in Malawi to plant trees around their houses by providing them tree seedlings at reduced cost. Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home.

The Path Forward on Climate – It’s About Us Now

Conservancy Talk

There is no insurance for farmers in Malawi, who are living through a devastating drought that created a national food security emergency across much of Africa. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek.

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Fairtrade urges world leaders to empower farmers to fight back against climate change

Green (Living) Review

Dyborn Chibonga, head of NASFAM, (a farmers association in Malawi) who will be representing African Fairtrade producers in Cancun says: ‘Small scale farmers are already starting to feel the effects of climate change on their livelihood crops. On the eve of the annual United Nations Climate talks, in Cancun, Mexico, the global community turns its attention once more to the problem of climate change and the on-going pursuit of a global deal.

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Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

“This year alone, small-scale farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and foresters – from Myanmar to Guatemala and from Vanuatu to Malawi – have seen their livelihoods eroded or erased by cyclones, droughts, floods and earthquakes,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

The next isolated populations are several thousand miles northwards in Malawi, northern Mozambique and the Rondo Plateau in southern Tanzania.

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Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa

Nature Conservancy - Science

Such opportunities often cross national boundaries — such as the overlapping freshwater and terrestrial prospects of the Great Lakes region, which has portions in Tanzania , the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Malawi, or the Nigeria to Gabon coastal region.


10,000 Birds

The nearest population to them is several thousand miles north in Malawi and southern Tanzania. “ There is, perhaps, no better place in the world for birds than this country.

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World Habitat Day October 4, 2010

Green (Living) Review

Sandel, et al: 1999) Children younger than 5 living in Habitat for Humanity houses in Malawi showed a 44 percent reduction in malaria, respiratory or gastrointestinal diseases compared with children living in traditional houses.

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AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Urban Agriculture and Food Security in Lilongwe and Blantyre, Malawi David Dalison Mkwambisi 1 2008 6. AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security Edited by Mark Redwood Earthscan/ IDRC 2008 ISBN 978-1-84407-668-0 e-ISBN 978-1-55250-427-7 272 pp.

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Sanjayan: The Art of Communication is Conservation’s Best Hope

Nature Conservancy - Science

We’ve watched him yell at a camera while rangers sawed tusks off a pesky bull elephant on Mount Kenya, swim with crocs and bilharzia in Lake Malawi, and chase cows and lions across the border areas of Kenya and Tanzania. Sanjayan. Image credit: Ami Vitale/

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

Sierra Club Compass

It may not be Luxembourg, but it’s not Malawi, and the U.S. President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas.

Has Malnutrition Met Its Match?

Eco Friendly Daily

Plumpy’nut has also been used in Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, and other countries. In many countries, it can be challenging to get sufficient nutritious food. For infants and young children, the solutions are limited.

Travelling Without Money to Istanbul’s Travel House

Green Prophet

Some participants also visited Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Yemen, Congo - Brazzaville, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and other countries, spending up to 1.5 A place where you can stay for free in Istanbul, meet other travellers and exchange travel experiences?

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).