Farmers of Mjintho village under Chabuka model village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Kalumo in Ntchisi expect bumper yields this season following the use of manure.

The farmers are now able to make and apply manure in their fields after being trained by ASWAp-SPll. Lloyd Moto, chairman of Chabuka model village, says manure improves soil fertility, thereby increasing crop yield. Moto harvested 1600kgs of maize in the previous season compared to 800kgs he used to get from the same field. He has since bought an oxcart, 2 motorcycles and built a 4 bedroomed house.

Chabuka model village has 130 households participating in making and using manure.