Established in 2005, Tiyeni helps disadvantaged Malawian farmers achieve food security by increasing land productivity, addressing the adverse impacts of climate change and increasing sustainability. Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, with 80% of the population dependent on farming to survive. The degradation of Malawi’s soil through ineffective farming techniques is a major contributor to poor food production. Tiyeni trains farmers in soil management methods that address problems of flooding, soil erosion, land degradation and loss of soil fertility. Central to Tiyeni’s approach is to train only farmers who request their help so that the method is never imposed. Tiyeni will receive support from The Fore to develop their tracking and data collection efforts, which will substantiate Tiyeni’s approach, drive adoption among government organizations, academic institutions and agricultural NGOs, and allow Tiyeni to raise funds from funders that require this type of detailed data.
Funding programme:COVID-19 Response: RAFT
Funding round:2020 Summer
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Poverty and disadvantage, Environment, Economic development and employability