24 September 2017
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AICC Chief Executive Officer Dr Felix Lombe - Pic by Pauline Kaude Lilongwe, September 20, 2017:  African Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC) has called for government’s support towards the cotton industry which it says is on the decline. AICC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Felix Lombe told the Malawi News Agency…
Mangochi, September 20: Farm Radio Trust (FRT) intends to mobilize 98 farmer groups in Mangochi to equip them with skills to access and disseminate agricultural extension services through radios and mobile phones. The farmer groups will be mobilized from all 11 Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) to fill the existing gap…
Salima, September 14: The fall army worm which surfaced last farming season has heavily affected winter irrigation crops in some parts of Salima District, MANA has learnt.   Following the incident, the agriculture office in Salima has advised famers to take note of army worms and any strange things they…
Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo washes hands with water from the solar peddle flow - Pic by Gladys Kamakanda Lilongwe, September 9, 2017: Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture on Friday toured Chiwamba Health Centre in Traditional Authority Chimutu in Lilongwe to appreciate the installed solar peddle flow pump which is saving…
Balaka, September 08, 2017:  Approximately 27,800 small holder farmers from Balaka are expected to benefit from this year's Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP), the Malawi News Agency (MANA) has learnt.  Briefing Balaka District Council members on Wednesday, Desk Officer for Balaka FISP Tamandani Teya said the number of the beneficiaries…
Maize is one crop that can be grown on commercially Chiradzulu, September 2, 2017: District Agribusiness Officer for Chiradzulu, Charles Nyirenda has said farmers in the district have positively embraced agribusiness skills, a development that motivated the department to issue them (farmers) certificates of appreciation. He observed that issuance of…
Mwafongo: Government working with partners Salima, September 2, 2017: International Non Governmental Organization (INGO) Consortium has assured Malawians that it is ready to help in the fight against possible large scale outbreak of the fall army worm in the forth coming 2017-18 agriculture season. INGO team leader, Henry Khonyongwa made…
Lilongwe, September 01, 2017: Government Thursday disclosed that the country has been hit by an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease, a highly contagious viral infection which attacks cattle. Director in the Department of Livestock and Animal Health in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr Patrick Chikungwa,…
Lilongwe, September 01, September 2017: Government has assured the general public that all strategies are in place to ensure that the country stays free from Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu. The assurance comes amidst fears of the flu carrying virus finding its way into the country through importation…
NSANJE, August 28: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says government should not be pushed to declare state of disaster following the outbreak of fall armyworms saying proper efforts are being made to contain the situation once and for all. Speaking with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) in Nsanje, Food Manager…
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Q&A with MEDF COO Dingiswayo Jere

Q&A with MEDF COO Dingiswayo Jere

Government through Parliament instituted the Malawi Rural Development Fund (MARDEF) which later changed to MEDF ( Malawi Enterprise Development Fund) to act as a reliable public money lending office for Malawians. Some years have passed and MPHATSO LASTONE NKUONERA caught up with Chief Operations Of...