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Thyolo, October 5, 2017: Dairy farmers in Thyolo have expressed concern over shortage of land which is hindering them from making more profits as they lack space to grow fodder for their cows. Moses Gwada from Gunda Village in the area of Traditional Authority Nanseta who is a dairy farmer…
Mangochi, October 05, 2017: Communities around Mkawa Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mponda in Mangochi expressed their excitement on Wednesday after conducting their first fish harvest from their pond.  The pond at Mkawa Village is just one of the seven ponds dug in the district under the…
Dowa, September 27, 2017: Dowa District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO), Aaron Kachimela has lamented over the short life span of the Churches Action in Relief Development (CARD) project which is being implemented at the Dzaleka Refugees Camp in the district. Speaking in an interview with Mana Wednesday, he said the…
Bags of fertilizer  Nsanje, September 26, 2017: In a dramatic twist of events, an alleged theft case of farm inputs worth K2.4Million involving Mpatsa Agriculture Extension Development Officer will go back to court, Malawi News Agency (Mana) can reveal. It appears Nsanje district agriculture officials attempts to rape justice on an…
Lilongwe, September 25: The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has announced that it has abandoned the tendering process in the purchase of maize and therefore allowing the public to directly sell their stock to the agency. According NFRA Chief Executive Officer, Nasinuku Saukila, the decision to adopt the open process…
AICC Chief Executive Officer Dr Felix Lombe - Pic by Pauline Kaude Lilongwe, September 20, 2017:  African Institute for Corporate Citizenship (AICC) has called for government’s support towards the cotton industry which it says is on the decline. AICC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Felix Lombe told the Malawi News Agency…
Mangochi, September 20: Farm Radio Trust (FRT) intends to mobilize 98 farmer groups in Mangochi to equip them with skills to access and disseminate agricultural extension services through radios and mobile phones. The farmer groups will be mobilized from all 11 Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) to fill the existing gap…
Salima, September 14: The fall army worm which surfaced last farming season has heavily affected winter irrigation crops in some parts of Salima District, MANA has learnt.   Following the incident, the agriculture office in Salima has advised famers to take note of army worms and any strange things they…
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…

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Sustaining livelihood through dairy farming

Sustaining livelihood through dairy farming

Blantyre, July 16, 2018. If you asked Yohane Chaoloka to choose between tobacco and dairy farming, his choice would always tilt towards the latter. The 55 – year – old farmer abandoned growing Malawi’s green gold ten years ago. Chaoloka, a resident of Mkomba Village in the area of Traditional Auth...