Borehole-garden permaculture is advocated as one opportunity that involves the sustainable use of groundwater spilt at hand-pump operated borehole supplies that is otherwise wasted. Our goal has been to
develop an, experience-based, framework for delivery of sustainable
borehole-garden permaculture and associated benefits. This is based upon
data collection and permaculture implementation across the rural
Chikwawa District of Malawi during 2009–17. Based on the probable ubiquity of
underlying issues, the framework is expected to be generalizable to the
wider developing world. However, this particular application of
permaculture represents a fraction of its greater potential opportunity for rural communities that should be explored.