Boost to pig enterprise profitability in Malawi with Marshal Papworth graduate
Just over twelve months on from the completion of our 10 week short course in sustainable agriculture at Harper Adams University and it is great to be hearing back from our graduates. Here is Charity from Malawi’s update as she works with our charity partners Self Help Africa and the Ministry of Agriculture to increase pig enterprise profitability.
“During the 10-week short course I developed a programme to increase pig enterprise profitability through the promotion of intensive pig production system in Karonga district in Malawi and this is now being rolled out. The project is being implemented through the Better Extension Training Transformation Economic Returns (Kulima-BETTER) program under Self Help Africa and has so far been reached 120 Farmer Field Schools. The project aims to build the capacity of farmers in pig production through promoting the adoption of an intensive but sustainable production system to maximise profits.
“I feel that the knowledge and skills gained through the Marshal Papworth short course programme at Harper Adams University, especially on livestock management, agricultural entrepreneurship, farm management and introduction to trainers’ skills have been critical to enabling me to implement this project, and I am very grateful for this.
Well done to Charity for creating such a powerful project, which sounds like it already going some way to alleviating poverty and helping Malawi to grow out of hunger.