The main thrust of PRIDE is to develop new irrigation schemes, enabling smallholder farmers to transition from low to high value crops and from subsistence to commercial farming.
Firstly, ERASP focuses on a more comprehensive landscape planning process for the sub-catchments, including PRIDE sites, while PRIDE focuses on the institutional architecture as it relates to the functioning of the irrigation schemes.
The Programme is being implemented in 15 irrigation schemes in eight districts of Malawi namely;Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhatabay, Machinga Zomba, Chiradzulu and Phalombe
Under seed multiplication, PRIDE is supporting farmers in the scheme catchment areas to generate more seed for their farming initiatives and commercial purposes. Lucy Paipi of Sub Traditional Authority Nkapita in Zomba district is one of the beneficiary farmers. “Getting seed for sorghum has always been a challenge in our
Mackson Chizala of Mwendapadera Village, Paramount Chikulamayembe’s Area in Rumphi, a district seated about 70 kilometres further north of Mzuzu City, the administrative headquarters of Northern Malawi, is a Lead Farmer and a beneficiary of PRIDE/ERASP projects. His base is a home to beautiful tree nursery and an orchard. “I
For Ephraim Chilongo of Kenani Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in Karonga, a district seated about 250 kilometres further north of Mzuzu City, the administrative headquarters of Northern Malawi, the planned construction of a fully functional Kasimba Irrigation Scheme will mean a permanent end to his household poverty. Chilongo, together with