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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…
Mzimba, August 27, 2017: Exhibitors at Mzimba District Agriculture fair have bemoaned poor patronage and blamed organizers for poor timing of the event. Exhibitors interviewed at random said patronage this year was poor compared to the previous years. Georgina Quanda wondered why the fair was not scheduled for a month…
Kasungu, August 24: Kasungu Agriculture Development Division (ADD) said agriculture fairs are vital to providing farmers and other stakeholders a chance to develop networks and partnership. Kasungu ADD Programmes Manager, Adreck Benati said this Wednesday during agriculture fair held at the boma. He said most of the times farmers have…
Blantyre, August 24: Malawi Confederation Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) has described this year’s National Agriculture Fair as a success in promoting the country’s economic gains. MCCCI Chief Operations Officer, Chimwemwe Luhanga observed that the fair provided a platform for all stakeholders in the Agriculture Sector to share and…

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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...