Starting in 2020, we are piloting our dairy cooperative program. The program looks to create dairy farms as a new business opportunity for Malawians that will produce milk and other dairy products at a much larger scale than a single household. In addition to dairy products, the manure from the cows are a natural replacement to chemical-based fertilizers. The leftover manure can also serve as biofuel, which produces less methane than just leaving the manure alone.
So far, construction of the Ernest and Alma DeRuyter milking parlor has be completed, with the construction of the Allan, Morris, and Kitty Lisse & Leon and Adeline Kochman kraal nearing completion.