A detailed farm plan is essential in the pursuit of food security. Timing harvests to meet impending shortfalls makes sense from a food secuity and marketing perspective.
We teach farmers how to make a plan and stick to it. As they improve in their gardens, they always want to expand their farms, maximise their production. Planning the year in advance prepares farmers for this gradual increase in production - and workload.
Farmers at Chifuchambewa, Salima, have just undertaken such a training.