The Neno Macadamia Trust (Malawi)

NMT funds and supports macadamia tree planting by cooperatives of smallholder farmers in Malawi.
Some of the many beneficial impacts of planting trees for food (agroforestry) include:
  • improving and broadening nutrition
  • providing long term food security
  • recovering land and soil from the effects of deforestation

Did you know that macadamia nuts are as nutritious as olives? Useful links about importance of agroforestry

Official NMT Objectives Neno Macadamia Trust (Malawi) Charity Commission page
registered charity number 1104555


The alleviation of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities, in particular Neno and the adjacent districts in Malawi, Africa. In doing so we aim to support farmers in their own initiative. The primary focus is supporting the developing macadamia nut growing industry. Other activities include trade skills training.

Latest news

May 2018 NMT Chair reviews work in Malawi and extends cookstove development

NMT Chair visits HIMACUL reviewing the tree planting and nut drying work and also extending the cookstove development with an MSc student from Imperial College.
If you would like to support macadamia tree planting in Malawi please consider donating here

December 2017 Macadamia nuts grown in West Malawi within 2 years

Wonderful news from Home of Hope in West Malawi, where macadamia nuts have grown successfully with careful farming and where the altitude helps macadamia trees to grow well. It is generally thought that macadamia trees need 4 years before they can bear fruit, but with the right conditions and care fruit can be produced within 2 years. This is has been achieved by a partnership between NMT, HIMACUL and the Home of Hope.

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