19 February 2018
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Dedza, 24 December 2016: Over 60 villages in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kachindamoto in Dedza have established a communal storehouse for stocking seed grains meant for distribution to people in the area who lose their crops following disaster incidences.  Village Development Committee (VDC) chairperson for the area, Betemasi…
Salima, December 20, 2016: Business people have been flocking to Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) coupon distribution centers in Salima District to buy the coupons from the subsistence farmers. During the distribution exercise which lasted for four days from Monday to Thursday last week, Malawi News Agencies (MANA) visited over…
Mangochi, December 20: Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) in partnership with the World Food Programme has come up with a new initiative of dealing with complaints which were raised by beneficiaries of relief food aid during the distribution exercise. YONECO Helpline Services Manager, Hughes Munthali made the disclosure on Monday…
Karonga, December 15, 2016: Farmers in Karonga have been urged to embrace modern agricultural methods to boost crop production and earn more for their efforts. Karonga District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), James Chikoya, said traditional farming is no longer reliable due to the changing climate and rainfall patterns, saying that…
Lilongwe, December 15, 2016: Government of Malawi and the African Development Bank (ADB) Tuesday signed a loan agreement amounting to US$22.4(MK16.5Billion) to finance the agricultural infrastructure and agribusiness among the rural youth. Speaking at capita Hill in Lilongwe, Minister of Finance Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe said apart from…
Lilongwe, December. 14, 2016: Parliament on Monday passed a bill authorising government to obtain a grant of US$ 104 million (about K74.05 billion) for the Malawi Drought Recovery and Resilient Project. The bill authorises government to enter into agreement with the International Development Association of the World Bank for a…
Blantyre, December 14, 2016:  In an effort to reduce post harvest losses that lead to food insecurity, agriculture experts have called on farmers in the country to use modern storage sacks known as Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags. Speaking at a press briefing in Blantyre on Wednesday, Crop Protection…
Blantyre, December 14, 2016:  In an effort to reduce post harvest losses that lead to food insecurity, agriculture experts have called on farmers in the country to use modern storage sacks known as Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags. Speaking at a press briefing in Blantyre on Wednesday, Crop Protection…
Lilongwe, December 9, 2016: Government has assured Malawians that coupons for central and northern regions will be available by Friday. Speaking in parliament, Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr George Chaponda said there were delays on printing the coupons. “We have delayed in the distribution of coupons than…
Chikwawa, December 8, 2016: Chikwawa District Council in conjunction with a consortium comprising Welthungerhilfe (WHH), an international non Government Organization and Coordination Union for Rehabilitation (CURE) have launched a multi-million kwacha irrigation scheme in Mwalija village, Traditional Authority Kasisi in the district. Speaking during the event Wednesday, head of the…

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Can the cotton sector be saved?

Can the cotton sector be saved?

Blantyre, February, 18, 2018: For more than two decades, cotton production has been the mainstay of agricultural practice for Dymex Funsani from Maitoni Village, Traditional Authority Chanthunya in Balaka District. Growing over 13 hectares of the crop, the proceeds have always been inspiring and fr...