GIZ /CGIAR

GIZ, through the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), thus international research centres located in Malawi, support this objective by ensuring expertise and relevant innovations and technologies as input for farmers.

These research centres, in coordination with GIZ and FAO, support farmers as part of the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) approach under objective 1.

They provide guidance on the suitability of inputs in different agroecological zones of Malawi, successful agricultural practices and the application of relevant innovations and technologies in view of addressing in a holistic manner the issues affecting the production systems in Malawi.

More specifically the research centres:

Identify innovations/technologies available and adapted for each agro-ecological zone of Malawi.

Identify innovations/technologies available and adapted for each agro-ecological zone of Malawi.

Train extension workers and lead farmers with the FFS approach to improve quality and accessibility of the national extension system.

Train extension workers and lead farmers with the FFS approach to improve quality and accessibility of the national extension system.

Support basic and applied research in view of addressing the needs identified through FFS based participatory research.

Support basic and applied research in view of addressing the needs identified through FFS based participatory research.

Develop a sustainable system for production and distribution of quality planting material to producers in KULIMA.

Develop a sustainable system for production and distribution of quality planting material to producers in KULIMA.

Develop affordable, environmentally-friendly systems for production and/or access to various inputs for restoration of soil fertility and land resources (agroforestry, compost, animal manure, green manure, liming etc.).

Develop affordable, environmentally-friendly systems for production and/or access to various inputs for restoration of soil fertility and land resources (agroforestry, compost, animal manure, green manure, liming etc.).