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Ntcheu, August 11: Member of Parliament (MP) for Ntcheu West Constituency, Reverend Mwai Kamuyambeni, has asked government to intervene on the performance of contractors who were awarded Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) contracts in the district.   He said most of the contractors failed to reach out in remote areas…
Bags of fertilizers  Mangochi, August 10,2017: Member of Parliament for Mangochi North, Benedicto Chambo has expressed concern over the conduct of most traders and transporters who failed to deliver farm inputs under the subsidy programme during the 2016/2017 agricultural season. Chambo expressed the concern on the sidelines of a full…
Makumba speaks to the media Blantyre, August 8, 2017: The department of agriculture and research services (DARS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development says it is currently conducting studies to explore ways of controlling the adverse effect of fall armyworm on maize production. Director of the department…
Nsanje, August 6, 2017: Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division (SVADD) has admitted its failure to meet its target in manure production in the 2016/2017 farming season blaming it on dry spells which hit Nsanje and Chikwawa Districts. SVADD Program Manager, Ida Mwato, disclosed this in an interview on Friday during…
Youth to be helped in their farming activities Rumphi, August 4, 2017: Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) will from August this year start implementing a three-year project aimed at inspiring young farmers to reduce poverty and create sustainable livelihoods in vulnerable communities in Rumphi District. Speaking on Wednesday when…
Made the donation: Japanese ambassador to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa Blantyre, July 27, 2017: The Japanese Government through Gift of Givers on Wednesday handed over Sagonja Borehole Pumping Irrigation Scheme to communities around Traditional Authority (T/A) Chigaru in Blantyre. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Japanese ambassador to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa said Japan…
Bags of fertilizer Chiradzulu July 27, 2017: Chiradzulu rural housing officer Jimmy Masina Tuesday expressed concern over delays in the supply of materials for the cement and Malata subsidy programme in the district. Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana), Masina said those awarded contracts to procure and deliver…
Zomba, July 26, 2017: Farmers in Zomba have expressed concern over continued poor prices of produce being offered on the market despite putting effort in value addition.  Speaking during an Agricultural F which was organized by Zomba District Council  Wednesday, Chairperson for Domasi Green Corner Umoyo Cooperative Society, Esnart Luwanika…
Blantyre, July 26, 2017:  Nkhunga Police in Nkhotakota is keeping is in custody a 39 year old man for defiling a 14-year old standard 2 pupil. According to Nkhunga Police Public and Media Liaison Officer, Laban Makalani, the incident happened on Monday when the suspect, Robert Phiri, coaxed the girl…
Mangochi, July 19, 2017: Farmers from Kuitunji Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Katuli in Mangochi were on Monday drilled on how best they could increase pigeon peas production through treatment of the crop using recommended chemicals. During a field day organized by Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) held at Matimbaya, the…

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Building resilience through fish farming

 Building resilience through fish farming

Mchinji, July 19: Fisheries and aquaculture are a vital source of nutritious food, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Yet their current production and supply is failing to meet the global demand in terms of nutrition requirements and sustaining the livelihoods of many. In Malawi,...