Malawi - Permaculture Paradise Institute

Luwayo Biswick

Organization Name

Permaculture Paradise Institute


Website


Country

Malawi

Region or area served

Central region

Individual Name

Luwayo Biswick

Date Founded

Februay 2017

Trainers trained in 2021

250

Trainers trained to date

50

Formal Training

Gaia University For my International Diploma of Permaculture Design / IDPD

Specializations

Permaculture, Agroecology, Animal Husbandry, Organic Farming, Regenerative Agriculture, Tree Nursery, Holistic land management, Natural tree regeneration, Integrated homestead farming

Workshops conducted in 2021

10


Workshop attendees in 2021

250


% of men vs. women participate in project

60/40

Farms that implemented Agroforestry in 2021

220


Farms that implemented Agroforestry to date

220


Trees planted in 2021

220000 Since we work with 220 farmers and the goal is to have each farmer plant 1000 trees both around homes and in rain fed seasonal fields


Number of trees planted to date:

1000

Hectares planted in 2021:

200

Hectares planted to date:

150

Percentage of nitrogen fixing trees vs. percentage of edibles:

90% Edibles and 10% nitrogen fixers since we create forests of which every tree contributes to biomass creation besides feeding the soil directly

Location of demonstration site

Mchinji district Central region of Malawi and Dowa district Central region of Malawi

About organization

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Permaculture Paradise Institute is a social enterprise, demonstration and training center that promotes permaculture systems in Malawi located in Langa village Mchinji district. Established in 2017 (February) Permaculture Paradise provides low cost social economic and ecologically sound trainings to local farmers, entrepreneurs, nongovernmental organizations as well as government. PPI realizes the need for promoting and uplifting the welfare of vulnerable Malawians and other vulnerable people for the purpose of strengthening their family unit, alleviating poverty, diseases and fighting all forms of economic, social, political and religious barriers together with the desire to curb the problem of illiteracy among the peasantry population in general through promotion of informal education. We realize the need for promoting informal education in Malawi in order to alleviate current predicates and ecological chaos.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Permaculture Paradise was founded by a local couple Luwayo Biswick and Grace Davison, the young couple decided to quit job and take Permaculture as a full time business, to create a model and future where majority of the people in Malawi become mind Independent with positive self esteem that would create possibilities of an effective life

Impacts

The project helps address issues to do with hunger malnutrition, poverty, resource depletion, mitigate issues to do with climate change while helping the community generate income since after they sell produce from the gardens as well as rabbits which were given by the project

Summary

We offer onsite technical support for implementation of permaculture and agro ecology or any support customized in accord to client’s need. Our products and services are offered and open to all sorts of people according to their background and the context in which they work with. To this regard in order to reach out and meet the needs of our clients regardless of literacy levels our products and services are always flexible and customized without refraining boundaries




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