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by Gibson

10644 views - Submitted on Tue, 27/03/2018

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This video is about a local farming  practice called ‘mphanje’ which is one of the 13 local farming systems identified in the Lake Chilwa Basin (Malawi) in 2017.  The video shows the process of making ‘mphanje’ and explains multiple  benefits of the system as a coping strategy in times of climate change and challenges associated with it. Because of the multiple benefits that the practice offers, you will hear farmers saying they will never abandon it. The video also highlights a major contradiction between ‘mphanje’ which involves maximum soil disturbance and conservation agriculture (or minimum tillage) which is a modern technology. Towards the end, the video highlights luck of  perfect system in this world be it modern or local and recommends a hybrid system (of local and modern)

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