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Nasfam Presentation on CSA

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Nasfam Presentation on CSA

  1. 1. NASFAM and Climate Smart Agriculture by Dyborn Chibonga CEO Presentation at Malawi Inception Workshop for Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa (ACSAA) to be held at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe Malawi. April 20-21, 2015 1
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation 1. Introduction to NASFAM 2. NASFAM defines Climate Smart Agriculture 3. NASFAM CSA current activities 4. Vision for CSA in Malawi 5. Entry points for scaling out CSA in Malawi 2
  3. 3. Introduction to NASFAM • Largest smallholder farmer organization in Malawi • Operates in 19 of the 28 Districts • Registered membership of 170,000 • Exists to improve farmers’ livelihoods in Malawi by promoting farming as business • Undertakes development because it makes good business sense • Provides crop production and marketing support and linkages. 3
  4. 4. NASFAM defines Climate Smart Agriculture • An integrative approach to address challenges of food security and climate change, that explicitly aims at: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity, to support equitable increases in farm incomes, food security and development; adapting and building resilience of agricultural and food security systems to climate change at multiple levels; reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture (including crops, livestock and fisheries). 4
  5. 5. NASFAM CSA current activities • Conservation Agriculture • Crop diversification • Agroforestry • Woodlot and orchard establishment • Irrigation - River diversion, Water harvesting, Drip Irrigation • Organic manure making 5
  6. 6. 6 6 CA with Fertiliser Trees Tree Planting Drip Irrigation Water Conservation Minimum Tillage Manure Making Vertiver Grass NASFAM CSA inNASFAM CSA in PicturesPictures Agroforestry
  7. 7. Vision for CSA in Malawi • At least 80% of smallholder farmers in Malawi should have adopted CSA practices by 2025 7
  8. 8. Entry Points for Scaling out CSA in Malawi • Consolidation of demonstrations and field days • Linkages with research institutions for evidence-based promotion • Improving access to affordable recommended inputs e.g. through promotion of community seed banks • Harmonisation of CSA messages through umbrella bodies e.g. the National CA Taskforce • Improving extension system – reducing extension worker to farmer ratio • Community/public awareness and involvement • Improving access to markets to increase farmer incomes and therefore their access to various inputs and technologies • Enabling policy environment. 8
  9. 9. Thank You! 9 www.nasfam.org “The future belongs to the organized”
  10. 10. Thank You! 9 www.nasfam.org “The future belongs to the organized”

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