project documentary, 50 minutes
a production by The Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector Malawi
financed by the European Union with co-finance by the German Cooperation
Malawi and Germany 2020
Smallholders are the driving force of the Malawian agriculture. With simple tools, they manage farms of around one hectare. Climate change and declining soil fertility make it increasingly difficult for them to provide enough food for a fast-growing population.
The Malawian government initiated the KULIMA project in cooperation with the EU to improve the situation of these farmers and ensure food security. One of the measures is the establishment of Farmer Field Schools. The film portrays farmers, scientists and extension officers making these schools possible. It shows the concept behind the schools, demonstrates innovative farming practices and invites more farmers to join.
by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
The documentary is screened in two language versions (English and Chichewa)
on farmer meetings, stakeholder conferences and roadshows
to promote the principles of Farmer Field Schools across Malawi.
poster design: Moril Gnoyke
assistant director & producer
animation & motion design
© Johannes Preuss, Lawrence Mtimaunenenji