Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research
Project Garland: Dr. Johan Six, advisor of Gina Garland (left), and collaborator Dr. Regis Chikowo (right) in a field site in Malawi
Project Garland: Close up of pigeon pea (left) and maize (right) in the field site in Linthipe, Malawi
Project Garland: Greenhouse intercropping experiment in Eschikon, Switzerland. Each pot contains one maize plant and one pigeon pea plant (local Malawi cultivars) divided by one of three root barriers (solid, mesh, or none). Plants were grown in field soil from Malawi, surrounded by a sand/perlite mixture to prevent root binding
Project Hartung-Hofmann: A large portion of the terraces within the study area are not cultivated anymore as a result of labour shortages due to the outmigration of male population. Shrubs and later on forest are spreading out on top of the abandoned terraces (see shrubs in the front part of the picture).
Project Hartung-Hofmann: Due to the outmigration of the male farmers most of the households within the study area are managed by women. They were interviewed regarding on how outmigration is affecting their livelihoods and farming activities.
Project Hartung-Hofmann: The original riverbed of the Harpan Khola becomes obstructed more and more. This strikingly increases the risk towards natural hazards such as flooding and endangers the livelihood of the local population.