Gala MacsCommunity Development

Gala Macs places emphasis in engaging stakeholders and members of the surrounding communities in various projects as a means of uplifting their economic condition as well as passing on the expertise and knowledge of macadamia farming by promoting agricultural development by making seedlings and macadamia knowledge available.

Gala Macs relies on the good relations it has with the surrounding communities and engages them on numerous occasions. The various projects that Gala Macs has undertaken are:

Gala MacsBee and Honey Project

Pollination of crops is a necessity to increase both the yields and the quality of macadamia production and to cover its needs for pollination services, that would also have a positive impact on the natural environment, Gala Macs started the Bee and Honey Project in 2023.

For its 2,050 hectares of macadamia, Gala Macs will need at least 8,000 bee hives to be placed at all its locations. Gala is currently constructing bee hives where 4,000 hives are to be placed by January 2024 with a further 2,000 hives by July 2024 followed by another 2,000 hives in 2025 bringing this to a total of 8,000 hives.

This will have community involvement under Gala Macs supervision and off-take arrangements. This Community development program is specifically aimed at empowering women and other members in surrounding communities and through intensive training programs with international consultants, it will create long term rural job opportunities through skills development.

Over and above the construction and upkeep of the hives, Gala Macs is currently finalizing its Honey Processing Facility that will extract and package the honey for sale mainly to the export premium market. Gala Macs will seek international accreditation for the honey. The Community members involved will gain from a guaranteed off-take arrangement with Gala, which will contribute to the economic development of the surrounding areas and will improve livelihoods & food security, improve biodiversity & bolster bee populations, whilst increasing agricultural yields.

Gala MacsStudent Training

Gala Macs is collaborating with Gala is collaborating with LUANAR (Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources), on estate land, to support an innovative experiential learning program targeted for the youth (students at LUANAR and the involvement of community out-of-school youth) whereby the participants will be exposed and trained on hands-on farming methods relating to macadamia agriculture.

Smallholder Blocks

A Trail Block has been established so as to gain the necessary background for the roll out of a Smallholder Program which will include the integration of macadamias into smallholder crop mix

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