Agricultural Development Programme
Collaboration between Paladin and the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development has yielded further improvement in community agricultural practices in Kayelekera village and the Karonga District. Further agricultural training was provided in local villages and to widow’s groups in the region. The Kayelekera and Nkungwe irrigation schemes were extended and upgraded with provision of new piping, gate valves, a dam and water channels. The village’s irrigated riverbank was extended and a water pipeline installed to provide permanent, year-round irrigation.
In cooperation with the Education Department, Paladin has provided several primary schools in the area with seedlings to plant fruit orchards. Vegetable seed and propagation materials have also been supplied to community groups and farmers, respectively. Training in proper use and care was provided along with these materials.