26 April 2018
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Salima, April 25, 2018: Senior Chief Khombedza of Salima has expressed worry as communities in the district have started selling their maize harvest at giveaway price despite that their harvest has dwindled. Earlier in the Season the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) estimated that the district crop harvest for maize…
Karonga, April 25, 2018: In a bid toboost rice production in the country, Greenbelt Authority is to embark on the construction of a multimillion kwacha Nthora-Illora-Ngosi Irrigation Project in Karonga.  Speaking Tuesday during a District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting in Karonga, Greenbelt Authority Executive Director, Henrie Njoloma said the project…
Lilongwe April 22, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development on Friday said it has enhanced roles for farmers in the 2017-2018 cotton marketing season. Executive Director for Cotton Malawi, Cosmas Luwanda told the press that the marketing season will open on April 27, 2018 and will run for…
Nsanje, April 21, 2018: Fishermen along the Shire River and other fishing grounds in Nsanje District are using mosquito nets for fishing which worries the fisheries officials as it is depleting fish species. Assistant District Fisheries Officer, Daniel Binga in an interview on Friday said the population of the fishermen…
Thyolo, April 20, 2018: Thyolo District Animal Health and Livestock Development Officer (DAHLDO), Mckinley Gudubuza on Thursday expressed concern over inadequate vaccine to arrest lumpy skin disease outbreak which has hit dairy farmers in the district. According to DAHLDO, the disease has so far attacked over 1,110 cows in Matapwata,…
  Nkhata Bay, April 20, 2018: Over 300 hectares of crops in Nkhata Bay District have been washed away by flush floods due to continuous heavy rains that hit the district for the past five days. Speaking Wednesday in an interview with Malawi News Agency, Nkhata Bay District Agriculture Development…
  Lilongwe, April 19, 2018: Over 50 000 women farmers from six districts of the country stand to be equipped with skills to help them withstand adverse effects of climate change once the five year US$ 13.3 million Gender Climate and Agriculture Support Programme (GCCASP) under NEPAD Agency rolls into…
  Chikwawa, April 18, 2018: One of the senior chiefs in Chikwawa District has expressed satisfaction on the progress at which the Shire Valley Transformation Program (SVTP) formerly known as Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP) was making. Speaking in an interview on Monday, Senior Chief Ngabu of Chikwawa said the…
Ntchisi April 13, M2018: National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) has urged stakeholders in the agriculture sector in Ntchisi district to be innovative to ensure that farmers increase their productivity despite challenges facing them. NASFAM Climate Smart Agriculture Project Coordinator, Fraser Mataya made the call Thursday when his organization…
  Ntcheu, April 10, 2018. Ntcheu District Council Chairperson Councilor, Shimita Njobvu has asked farmers in the district to establish farmer field schools so as to promote new farming technologies. Speaking during an agricultural field show at Kankhuni village in Traditional Authority Mpando in the district, he  said agriculture activities…
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Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Kasungu, April 14, 2018: Tchesa Full Primary School in Kasungu east had less than 550 learners in 2012. The school saw most children shunning its doors because they had to help parents in tobacco production. Head teacher Zuze Mthiko says enrollment was very low compared to children’s population in...