Slow Food Malawi national coordinator Manvester Khoza says they are promoting consumption of local food in Dedza.
The official said this on Tuesday at Thete Primary School in the district during a training of primary school teachers on organic gardens for indigenous food.
Khoza said she expected teachers to encourage their learners to have organic gardens in communities.
“We are engaging schools because we know that the learners need skills on how to grow indigenous crops,” she said.
On his part, assistant coordinating primary education adviser Jeremiah Likoswe said the training will promote the consumption of local food in the district.
“Once the learners know how to grow indigenous crops, they will teach their families on the same,” he said.
Memory Mkolongo, a participant, said the training was an eye-opener for her.
“We have learnt that local foods are rich in nutrition,” she said.
The organisation also donated tools to schools such as wheelbarrow, shovels and hoes.
The project is funded by Table for Two Japan and is being implemented in Dedza and Dowa.