Women show the way with borehole fed irrigation


Women in Mulanje have shown that irrigation works as they are reaping huge yields through borehole fed small-scale irrigation farming.

The women who are based in villages under Traditional Authority Chikumbu in the district are benefiting from the sale of green vegetables which they produce through irrigation farming.

One of the women, Grace Luis of Sakhama Village said the villagers realised that they were not fully using the borehole well-wishers had drilled in their area.

Malawi-irrigation. (Google images)

They noted that a lot of water was being wasted at the borehole so they agreed to dig a deep well at the end of the borehole’s drainage in order to collect water and use it for irrigation.

“To our advantage some women around the borehole who have pieces of land around freely offered their land to be used for group irrigation farming,” said Luis.

The women have harvested twice since last year and they have made a lot money by selling the produce.

They agreed to be using some of the money in maintaining the borehole while the rest of the money is equally shared amongst themselves for domestic support.

However, the women want more land so that they can grow more vegetables.

Luis said they are negotiating with more people who own pieces of land that are closer to the borehole to offer them on rental basis.



  1. How can I explain this testimony to the public about a great man who help me out in serious illness I have HIV AID for good 3year and I was almost going to the end of my life due to the way my skin look like all I have in my mind is let me just give up because life is not interesting to me any longer but I just pray for God every day to accept my soul when ever I’m gone lucky to me my kids brother run to me that he found a doctor in the internet who can cure HIV online he help me out on everything, the doctor ask for my details, so he can prepare the herbal medicine for me from his temple after all he ask is done one week later I started getting more stronger my blood start flow normally for 4 to 5 days I start getting Wight before 6 days my body start developing my skin start coming up after 8 days which he told me that i will be completely healed, I went for HIV test and I was tested negative I’m so happy that I can say I’m not a HIV patient if you have HIV/AID or any sickness he can still help you in getting your ex-back to you please contact him via his email: [email protected], or whatsapp him on +2348143143878.

Comments are closed.