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Mangochi, October 27, 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, has urged Malawians to invest in Agriculture to achieve sustainable food nutrition.  The minister made the call at Sangadzi Primary School in Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi during a joint commemoration for World Food Day and Africa…
Mwanza, October 27, 2017: Mwanza District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) Thursday (October 26, 2017) started distributing Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) coups to over 8,100 small scale famers. Mwanza DADO, Ezar Mbendera, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) in an interview that out of 8, 100 coupons, 6, 632 coupons will…
Dowa, October 27, 2017: Dowa District Council Thursday passed a resolution empowering the council to use the Voter Registration Cards to receive coupons in this year's Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) despite being against government's prearrangement of using national IDs. The resolution was made at a full council meeting held…
Mchinji, October 19, 2017: Minister of Agriculture, irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha Wednesday officially launched the 2017/18 Farm Input subsidy (FISP) Programme with a warning to suppliers to desist from selling substandard inputs to farmers. Speaking at Mzura in Mchinji during the launch ceremony, the Minister said government would…
Blantyre, October 16, 2017: The latest Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ranked Malawi at position 90 measuring the country’s hunger situation in the most critical category. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks countries based on undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting (low weight…
Blantyre, October 15, 2017: Due to the recycling of sweet and Irish potatoes planting materials in line with traditional agricultural practice over the years, the two crops have developed viruses resulting in low production, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established.  The development has induced crop scientists at the Department of…
Balaka, October 11, 2017: With an aim of improving the livelihood of rural households through improved pigeon peas value chain and better market access, Nandolo Association in Balaka has embarked on a Pigeon Peas Sector Improvement Project.  Speaking on Tuesday during District Executive Committee(DEC), Project Officer  for Nandolo Association, Ames…
Blantyre, October 10, 2017: As the 2017-2018 rain season is about to commence, scientists in the country have discovered chemicals of controlling the devastating fall army worm which affected maize production in the 2016-2017 farming season.  Senior Deputy Director of Agriculture Services Thomson Chilanga said Bvumbwe Research Station is finalizing…
Zomba, October 10, 2017: Fish farmers from Sub Traditional Authority Nkapita in Zomba have expressed concern of the early drying up of rivers which has affected supply of water to their fish ponds. One of the fish farmers from Group village head Nkasala, Bakali Malosa said the drying up of…
Neno, October 09, 2017:  A Cooperative guru, John Mlangeni has called on government to promote establishment of cooperatives for smallholder farmers for the benefit of the country. Mlangeni of Community Enterprise Pathways for Sustainable Economic and Environmental Management Project told Malawi News Agency on Thursday at the end of a…

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Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

 Enhancing communities’ resilience to floods

Lilongwe, May 22: Floods have become a common occurrence in most parts of Malawi and the resulting damage has had far reaching consequences on individual lives and their communities. For people of Group Village Headman (GVH) Dzindevu and the surrounding areas in Dedza have been part of the statisti...