17 January 2019
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Balaka, January 17, 2019: The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha says the country should expect bumper yield in 2018-2019 growing season due to adequate rainfall. Mwanamvekha said despite experiencing usual challenges of floods in some parts of the country, prospects are quite encouraging that farmers will…
Nkhata Bay, January 16, 2019: The Department of Agricultural Development through Animal Health in Nkhata Bay is shooting down stray dogs to prevent an outbreak of rabies in the district. District Agricultural Development Officer, Lyaz Nyirenda told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Wednesday that authorities had already killed 10 dogs…
Mzimba, December 26, 2018: Communities in Mzimba District have been advised to adopt backyard integrated farming for them to afford a balanced diet of six food groups at household level. The district’s Afikepo Nutrition Programme coordinator Mabvuto Mfune advised the people recently during an open day at Champhira Extension Planning…
Zomba, December 26, 2018. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa Friday commissioned three integrated water supply systems in Zomba which will help communities to adapt to effects of climate change through irrigation farming, fisheries, afforestation, bee keeping and village savings and loan. Nankhumwa commissioned Sunuzi, Tilitonse and…
Karonga, December 24, 2018: African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) has said farmers in Karonga have the potential to increase rice production if they can adopt good agricultural practices and use herbicides to control weeds in their fields. Project Manager responsible for Rice production at AICC, Leonard Chimwaza made the…
Lilongwe, December 24, 2018: Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) Friday encourage and train local farmers from Traditional Authority (TA) Mbwatalika in Lilongwe to use ploughs through donkeys for cultivation. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) at Mpingu Farmer’s Union Garden, Donkey Sanctuary Project…
Lilongwe, December 19, 2018. Youth Empowerment and Mindset Change Initiative (YEMIC), a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUARNAR) student organization, on Saturday organized a panel discussion and exhibitions with the aim of sharing knowledge on how they can embrace agriculture as a business. In an interview with Malawi…
Blantyre, December 14, 2018: Master of Science in Animal Science students from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), have organized a pig training on session scheduled to take place on December 15, 2018 at Bwaila Secondary School in Lilongwe. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on…
Blantyre, December 07, 2018: Programme Manager for Blantyre Agricultural Development Division (BLAAD), Erick Haraman has advised farmers in the division to follow all crop husbandry practices such as weeding for high productivity. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday in Blantyre, Haraman said: “Weeding prevents competition…
Blantyre, December 07, 2018: About 45 per cent of the fertilizers required for Farm Inputs Subsidy Program (FISP) have been accessed by farmers in the country, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has said. The ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Hamilton Chimala, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Thursday that…
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Water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu: Government drills High Yielding Boreholes to mitigate water shortage

Water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu: Government drills High Yielding Boreholes to mitigate water shortage

Blantyre, January 11, 2018: Government has said it has drilled eight high yielding boreholes around Mpira Dam catchment area to address water scarcity in Balaka and Ntcheu districts which came as a result of drying up of the dam. Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, director o...