Mundawathu Gardens

Improving productivity and resilience of soil for last-mile farmers
2023 SEED Climate Adaptation Award Sustainable Agriculture Lilongwe, Malawi

Mundawathu Gardens makes revenue by selling organic fertiliser, compost manure, soil conditioners, certified drought-resistant fruits, vegetables, and bamboo seedlings. They make these products accessible to most low-income farmers in the last mile, who otherwise could only afford chemical fertilisers. The enterprise also targets agriculture cooperatives and environmental stakeholders.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

The enterprise contributes to climate adaptation by producing organic fertiliser from agricultural wastes and multiplying drought-resistant fruits, vegetables, and bamboo seedlings. They improve crop yields, reduce food losses due to climate change, promote environmental sustainability, and address poverty and malnutrition in communities.

Mundawathu Gardens contributes to reducing food insecurity by improving the resilience of crops and empowering last-mile smallholder farmers and communities by increasing their income. The business uses agricultural waste to make organic fertiliser, improving soil health. They also contribute to afforestation by planting over 100,000 hectares of trees (2023), absorbing greenhouse gases.
  • Reducing food insecurity by improving the resilience of crops
  • Supporting empowerment of communities by offering sustainable solutions to last-mile smallholder farmers


  • Recycling agriculture wastes into organic fertiliser
  • Contributing to afforestation by planting over 100,000 hectares of trees (2023)
  • Contributing to the absorption of greenhouse gases through afforestation and manufacturing of organic soil products


  • Providing additional income to last-mile farmers and families



This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Agriculture cooperatives; these are permanent already existing structures in communities that have collaborated with Mundawathu Garden for sustainable products and services delivery channels in last mile communities.

Environmental-conscious stakeholders; are partners in the collaboration movement with farmers and Mundawathu in tackling the food loss due to climate change.

Research departments and other Government bodies; provide certification and technical support

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