16 October 2018
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Mchinji, October 19, 2017: Minister of Agriculture, irrigation and Water Development Joseph Mwanamvekha Wednesday officially launched the 2017/18 Farm Input subsidy (FISP) Programme with a warning to suppliers to desist from selling substandard inputs to farmers. Speaking at Mzura in Mchinji during the launch ceremony, the Minister said government would…
Blantyre, October 16, 2017: The latest Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ranked Malawi at position 90 measuring the country’s hunger situation in the most critical category. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks countries based on undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting (low weight…
Blantyre, October 15, 2017: Due to the recycling of sweet and Irish potatoes planting materials in line with traditional agricultural practice over the years, the two crops have developed viruses resulting in low production, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established.  The development has induced crop scientists at the Department of…
Balaka, October 11, 2017: With an aim of improving the livelihood of rural households through improved pigeon peas value chain and better market access, Nandolo Association in Balaka has embarked on a Pigeon Peas Sector Improvement Project.  Speaking on Tuesday during District Executive Committee(DEC), Project Officer  for Nandolo Association, Ames…
Blantyre, October 10, 2017: As the 2017-2018 rain season is about to commence, scientists in the country have discovered chemicals of controlling the devastating fall army worm which affected maize production in the 2016-2017 farming season.  Senior Deputy Director of Agriculture Services Thomson Chilanga said Bvumbwe Research Station is finalizing…
Zomba, October 10, 2017: Fish farmers from Sub Traditional Authority Nkapita in Zomba have expressed concern of the early drying up of rivers which has affected supply of water to their fish ponds. One of the fish farmers from Group village head Nkasala, Bakali Malosa said the drying up of…
Neno, October 09, 2017:  A Cooperative guru, John Mlangeni has called on government to promote establishment of cooperatives for smallholder farmers for the benefit of the country. Mlangeni of Community Enterprise Pathways for Sustainable Economic and Environmental Management Project told Malawi News Agency on Thursday at the end of a…
Ntcheu, October 5, 2017: Programme Manager for Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division (ADD) George Kapelemera has cautioned agro dealers and suppliers of 2017/18 Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) against engaging themselves into malpractices that end up frustrating a farmer. Speaking in Ntcheu on Wednesday when his office briefed extension workers and…
Thyolo, October 5, 2017: Government has expressed concern over pockets of resistant by banana farmers in Thyolo to uproot fruit trees that were affected by Banana Banctops. Assistant District Agriculture Development Officer Boniface Kautale told Mana Thursday in Thyolo that so far his office with assistance from community leaders managed…
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…

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The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

 The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

Karonga, October 1: Lydia Nyagondwe and her husband Pearson Banda of Mwenilondo in Karonga were happy when they had their first-born daughter in November, 1978. The baby girl, named Safinia, was born strong and charming. Whilst a child, she could not show any signs of sickness up until she turned s...