By Elijah Banda
In the wake of dwindling agricultural production, due to dry spells and flooding, the Development Desk of Karonga Diocese through the Climate Change project is facilitating the development of a 6 ha irrigation sch
eme at Kapoka in Chitipa District. The scheme will cost 25 Million Kwacha and when finished it is expected to benefit 150 surrounding households.
ary communities will be able to plant twice a year using rain fed agriculture and irrigation farming through the scheme which is expected to boast yield by 30%. The communities will be able to grow vegetables for sell to generate income as well as for consumption to boast their nutritional needs.
e will use solar power to pump water underground into raised irrigation tanks and surrounding communities apart from boasting agricultural production from the scheme are also geared to have
potable water supply courtesy of the project.
uring the commencement of the construction work the chief for the area Maxison Mlenga thanked Karonga Diocese for the development and promised to support the work started to ensure the benefits trickle down to all community members.
The development of the scheme and the entire climate change project is being made possible by the generous funding of MISEREOR-GERMANY