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GIDEON GONDWE PRAISE J4Y PROGRAMME FOR CONNECTING HIM TO JOB OPPORTUNITY

Gideon Gondwe (left) receiving a motorcycle for his field work Action for Sustainable Development(ASUD) is among the Non-Governmental Organizations that are drilling the young graduates of Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates from various colleges and universities in Malawi under Jobs for youth programme (J4Y). This include wide range of professions related to fisheries and aquaculture, agriculture, nutrition, land management and horticulture among others. Gideon Gondwe is among the youth who graduated from Mzuzu University with a Bachelor of Science Degree…

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ASUD ENCOURAGES SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

Chioneone Irrigation Scheme

Action for Sustainable Development a local organization promoting growing of local varieties has underscored the need for smallholder farmers participation in local research activities aimed at protecting their crops from pests and disease attacks.  The organizations Executive Director Thomas Ngwira was speaking to MBC after visiting Chiwonewone Irrigation Scheme in Zombwe Extension Planning Area-EPA. Ngwira said as an organization they are working hand in hand with the farmers to find local solutions to challenges affecting their crops including pests….

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ASUD PROMOTES WINTER CROPPING

Action for Sustainable Development-ASUD, a local nongovernmental organization promoting smart agriculture in Mzuzu and surrounding areas, has called on farmers in the country to embark on winter cropping to supplement rain fed agriculture. ASUD’s Project Officer Dalitso Chitete was speaking at Ng’ongo in the outskirts of Mzuzu city during a field day. Chitete said the program among others seeks to improve smallholder farmers’ economic well being. “The establishment of Chiwonewone Irrigation Scheme under Village Headman Chiwonewone Ngwira at Ng’ongo…

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ASUD IN COVID PREVENTION DRIVE

The Mzimba North District Health Office has commended Action for Sustainable Development-ASUD, a Mzuzu local non-governmental organization for playing a complementary role in the promotion of quality health delivery services in the city. Acting District Medical Officer for Mzimba North, Shadreck Ngwira was speaking at Nkhorongo Health Centre in Mzuzu when the organization was handing over PPEs to Choma and Nkhorongo health facilities. Acting Medical Officer for Mzimba North, Shadreck Ngwira said with the increase in the spread of the COVID-19, the…

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NYAMBOSE WOMEN GETS DOUBLE BENEFITS FROM KITCHEN GARDENS-A SUCCESS STORY OF GEORGINA GAMA

 “Kitchen garden project” is one of the biggest programs that Action for sustainable development (ASUD) based in Mzuzu is promoting since more than four years. This project includes several training sessions and assistance from the ASUD team. The different trainings follow a will to promote local agriculture and without chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides. This agriculture includes three types of plants. First, local vegetables for consumption with a high content of nutrients and minerals such as sweet potatoes, beans,…

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ASUD BRINGS FISH FARMING IN THYOLO DISTRICT –MALAWI

Improving Income and Nutrition for low resource HIV/AIDS infected and affected households After successfully implementing a fish farming project in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district, Action for Sustainable Development –ASUD has secured funding from a UK renowned businessman Philippe Sibaud to do a similar project in Thyolo district. According to Sibaud, the assistance was part of his corporate social responsibility to assist the less Privileged in the society.   ASUD is implementing the project jointly with…

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ASUD donates 30 Desks to Mtende F.P. School in Mzuzu

The District Education Manager – DEM for Mzuzu City Amon Chavula says a conducive learning environment is key to achieving quality education in any country including Malawi. Chavula was speaking at Mtende primary school in Mzuzu city when Action for Sustainable Development – ASUD donated thirty desks worth over 900 thousand kwacha to the school. He then thanked ASUD management for the donation which he said was timely. “Let me thank ASUD for the timely donation of 30 desks…

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ASUD trains community in crop and animal integration for high profits

The District Agriculture Office for Mzimba North says the district can become a food basket if farmers integrate crops and animals through permaculture A permaculture garden for demonstration at Ng’ongo Primary School During a field day organized to showcase the skills learnt in the project, Albert Tembo advised people to replicate the skills learnt in their homes to uplift their economic base. “You know if this integration is learnt and practiced in homes, the district will have plenty of…

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