The study takes an in-depth look at Malawi’s agricultural
history, exposes several drawbacks to current ‘conventional’
agriculture, highlights many benefits of practising Permaculture, and analyzes the challenges of expanding Permaculture in Malawi. The study is exciting and encouraging in
many ways. First, there has been a glaring lack of academic research
surrounding the use of Permaculture. Secondly, the findings highlight
the benefits Permaculture farmers are already experiencing.
Interestingly, the research took place during
an economically unstable period in Malawi, yet Permaculture
farmers continued to express gains and benefits.