Publications

Mitundu farmers and their workplan

Overcoming Dry spells with Rainwater Harvesting and Flood Based Farming Systems

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on February 15, 2018

A field day aimed at letting farmers appreciate a crop stand under different in-situ water harvesting technologies and flood based farming systems was recently constructed in Mitundu EPA, Lilongwe, in Central Malawi. The practices are being promoted by the Rainwater
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Rainwater Harvesting and Utilisation

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on August 22, 2017

The quest to find suitable and good quality water is increasingly becoming a big challenge worldwide. This situation exacerbated by climate change and population pressure. Among the various alternative technologies to augment freshwater resources, rainwater harvesting and utilization is a
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Building Community Resilience to Climate Change with Spate Irrigation

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on August 20, 2017

Technoserve, an Indian Based NGO is collaborating with Catholic Relief Services in supporting farmers adapt climate change in Dedza District, Central Malawi. This is being done through the promotion of Flood Based farming practises e.g. Spate Irrigation. To supplement water 
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Improving Agricultural Production Using Floodwater; From Disasters into Opportunities.

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on May 13, 2017

Floods are an annual occurrence in several parts of the country leading to massive damage to infrastructure and crop fields. The current notion among Malawians is that floods are a disaster. There is need to change the mindset so that
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SPATE IRRIGATION IN MALAWI: STATUS, POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGES.

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on May 10, 2017

Introduction Spate irrigation also referred as water spreading or floodwater harvesting has been widely practised in many parts of the world including eastern parts of Africa. However its application in Malawi has never been documented which suggests that it’s a
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Improving Agricultural Production Using Floodwater; From Disasters into Opportunities.

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on March 16, 2017

Context and Background The need to increase agricultural production is one of the top priorities for the Malawi government. However, the majority of farmers in Malawi are small holder. Food production at that level is hampered by the vagaries of
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Improving Community Resilience to Climate Change; Piloting of Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation Agriculture

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on January 17, 2017

  1.0 Introduction The UNDP – GEF Small grants Project in June 2012 approved a grant award and committed USD44, 650 for a project entitled “Best Practices Demonstrations for Climate Change Mitigation – Rainwater Harvesting and Conservation Agriculture”. The project
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Water harvesting from roads: options for semi-arid areas

Written by Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi  |  Added on January 17, 2017

Component Design options Road alignments – Location within the catchment determines water harvesting opportunities from roads Road surfaces – Harvest water directly from road surface from lead-off drains and rolling dips In flat areas use low filtrating stone bunds Storages
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