Farmers blame climate change

Some farmers in most parts of Balaka have cried foul over the sudden change of climate in the district. One of the farmers, Eyes Dilli expressed his sadness when Get Up Stand Up Project Coordinator, Henry Goster visited his maize field which is in Nankhombe Village.  Dilli 64, said that although he has replanted five times in his maize field this year due to erratic rains, he is very worried that this year he will not harvest as he expected.

Dilli (left) with Goster during the visit

“Although I go to work, I depend on farming since I have a big family to look after but because of the change of weather, it seems we will have low yields this year,” said Dilli.

The Project Coordinator said that now that rain has started coming again, there is hope that some farmers may get something out of their fields.

During the visit, the Coordinator also inspected Dilli’s cotton field. Dill belongs to the Andiamo group.

In the Dilli’s family, there are  thirteen members. These include grandchildren. He works as a Chief guard at Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust.

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Get Up Stand Up in HIV/AIDS sensitization mission

A micro credit project of agriculture at Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust, Get up Stand Up will on March 11 together with Jack Edward from Tinyadire Moyo Project have a HIV/AIDS sensitization meeting with farmers in Petro village.

Working together in HIV/AIDS sensitization

According to the Project Coordinator of Get Up Stand Up, Henry Goster, the meeting has been organized with the aim of sensitizing farmers on the dangers of HIV/AIDS and on how they can live positively with the virus.

Jack Edward who tested positive some years ago but still live a healthy and happy life, will share his life story with farmers during the meeting.

Orizzonte Malawi bought a bicycle for Edward to make his movement easier to surrounding villages.