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  Lilongwe, July 17, 2018: AHL Commodities Exchange (AHCX) says it is ready to start procuring maize for delivery into the country’s Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, Research and Communications Manager for AHCX, Mark Ndipita, said preparations have been completed for…
  Mzuzu, July 17, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has asked farmers in the country to do proper food budgeting to ensure that they reserve adequate food before selling their produce. Principal Secretary in the Ministry Gray Nyandule Phiri said farmers need to reserve enough food crops…
Lilongwe, July 16, 2018: World Food Programme (WFP) Monday recieved two contributions totalling USD $12 million from the United Kingdom government to support operations in the country.  Of the amount, £2.3 million will provide nutritional supplies for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition among 87,000 people including children, pregnant and…
Lilongwe, July 14, 2018: Feed the Future Malawi Agriculture Diversification Activity on Friday handed over 71 Buffalo bicycles to sub-grantee - Farmers World agronuts (extension officers belonging to Farmers World) for agricultural extension services.  Feed the Future Malawi Agriculture Diversification Activity is promoting several agriculture technologies such as inoculant for…
Blantyre, July 13, 2018: Fear has gripped animal farmers and people in Nsanje amid speculations of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). FMD is a severe, highly contagious viral disease that causes illness in cows, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, and other animals with divided hooves. In an interview…
Mzuzu, July 13, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has asked farmers that have access to water resources to intensify irrigation farming to supplement their food reserves from rain-fed produce. Principal Secretary in the Ministry, Gray Nyandule Phiri said over-reliance on crop production from a single rain season…
 Lilongwe, July 12, 2018, Mana: African countries should invest more in new technologies of agriculture for increased productivity, improved nutrition and food security which are key to sustaining the continent’s good economic performance, Malawi’s senior government official has said. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano said…
Lilongwe, July 10, Mana: Residents in Group Village Head (GVH) Mwenyekondo in Area 36 in Lilongwe have expressed concern over the raising of pigs by some households within the compacted settlement, fearing it could be a source of diseases. The concern was raised at GVH Mwenyekondo’s residence on Sunday when…
Nsanje, July 10, 2018: Shortage of food at Nsanje Prison is said to be a thing of the past after realising bumper harvest following the use of irrigation agriculture along the Shire River.  Nsanje Prison Officer In-charge, Superintendent Charles Nyangu said the prison is now food secure as inmates are…
Ntcheu, July 10, Mana. Deputy Director in the Department of Irrigation, Chawanangwa Jana, has called upon farmers in Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division (ADD) to embrace manure- making and ensure that they use it in their farms in order to increase their crop production. Speaking in Ntcheu at Nsipe Extension Planning…
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Sustaining livelihood through dairy farming

Sustaining livelihood through dairy farming

Blantyre, July 16, 2018. If you asked Yohane Chaoloka to choose between tobacco and dairy farming, his choice would always tilt towards the latter. The 55 – year – old farmer abandoned growing Malawi’s green gold ten years ago. Chaoloka, a resident of Mkomba Village in the area of Traditional Auth...