20 February 2018
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Salima, June 6: Salima district agriculture development officer (DADO), Titani Maluwa Sunday asked communities in the district to embrace the use of local fertilizer noting that it was key to sustainable food security in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana), Maluwa said the use…
Salima, May 30:  Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has awarded 29 outstanding farmers in Salima for mitigating challenges in the agricultural sector through championing and practicing of indigenous innovations. The ministry in partnership with Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) awarded farmers from seven extension planning…
Mzuzu, May 28, 2017: The Mzuzu Agricultural Development Division (ADD) has asked seed producing companies in the country to try as much as possible secure their brands to prevent counterfeit seeds from flooding the market. Programme Manager for Mzuzu ADD, Wellington Phewa, made the appeal during an agricultural field visit…
Lilongwe, May 26, 2017: Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Aggrey Masi on Friday said the ministry needs to employ more extension workers to improve agricultural production. Speaking after touring the Department of Agriculture Extension Services in Lilongwe, Masi said a lot is happening to improve crop and…
Zomba, May 25, 2017: Irrigation farmers in Zomba have expressed concern over the attack of Fall Army worms on their crops affecting approximately 143 hectares of land. Malawi News Agency’s (MANA) random survey in four Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) of Malosa, Chingale, Thondwe and Masaula revealed that farmers are uprooting…
Lilongwe, May 25, 2017: Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has asked media in the country to help in sensitizing farmers on the differences between IPS (contract farming) and auctioning (normal farming). TCC Chief Executive Officer, David Luka made the appeal Wednesday during a media interface meeting which was held at Kanengo…
Lilongwe, May 25, 2017: Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Aggrey Massi Wednesday launched awareness campaign for the fight against fall armyworms with a call to chiefs to help spread the message to the masses. “We need the chiefs to take the message to farmers to supplement the…
Lilongwe, May 24, 2017: A strange disease, papaya mealy bug, has broken out in Lilongwe and it is attacking pawpaw, agriculture authorities confirmed with Malawi News Agency (Mana). The disease is characterized by a white wooly coating that in some instances cover the whole fruit making it less attractive for…
Phalombe, May 23, 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Friday donated six motorbikes to the Phalombe District Agriculture Development Office (DADO) to improve dissemination of Climate Smart Agriculture messages among farmers in the district. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Assistant District Agricultural Development Officer…
Lilongwe, May 13, 2017: Malawi Government is said to be set to send a Malawian delegation to Brazil to learn how to deal with army worms. This was disclosed in Lilongwe during the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the government of Malawi and Brazil. Both Minister…

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Senga-Bay’s women of valour

Senga-Bay’s women of valour

Salima, February 18, 2018: If there are some people who can inspire others that achieving economic success is as easy as flipping the back of your hand, then 39-year Monica Msuku of Senga-Bay in Salima is one of them. “Life is hard when you are clueless in how to solve your problems. Accepting a pr...