29 March 2012.
As we approach the end of the rainy season Chololo Ecovillage farmers are expecting a good harvest from the “Majinya” crops. The improved varieties of sorghum, millet, groundnuts, cowpeas and the sunflower cash crop are all looking very healthy, while the traditional varieties are struggling to survive – or in some cases have already failed. The new varieties are bred for early maturity (around 3 months instead of 5), drought resistance and high yield. The difference is easily seen when comparing the new improved varieties side by side with traditional varieties. Around 400 farmers were supplied with improved seeds, so the bumper harvest expected will have a very big impact on food security and incomes in the village this year. See the latest pictures and video from the village below, and more video on the Agriculture page.