Betty’s story

betty mkusa providing tips on growing plants to a group of peopleBetty Mkusa © Progressio/ Marcus Perkins

Betty Mkusa, 55, leads a quiet revolution in Chilhambi, southern Malawi. The majority of small-scale farmers in Malawi are women just like her. But unlike the rest, Betty knows a thing or two about three plants, Jatropha, Neem and Moringa. In fact, she knows so much they call her ‘Mamma Jatropha’.