Archive for September, 2013

Less hunger, better health and more wealth with the Sweet Potato

September 27th, 2013

Sweet Potato harvestLess hunger, better health and more wealth… that’s the potential of OFSP or “Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato”. It’s a crop we at the Tuesday Trust are promoting with our members: why? Well it’s no ordinary sweet potato, it’s new vitamin A-rich and drought-resistant orange-fleshed sweet potato, featuring varieties that have significant levels of vitamin A. Read more about it here.

Interestingly, Malawians call sweet potato  “potato”. In Chichewa, sweet potato is “mbatata”. Meanwhile the potato itself, they call “Irish” potato.

Last Season working with SAWEG

September 2nd, 2013

This is our last season working with the Salima Women’s Network, SAWEG. We were delighted to partner them for a few years and over 1000 people have enjoyed food security annually as a result, with dozens of women receiving training and workshops on better planting techniques and crop management.