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Blantyre, April 4, 2017: Stakeholders in the finance sector have urged government to consider investing more in agriculture by allocating more resources towards its agriculture budgets to improve the country’s socio economic growth. The plea was made on Monday in Blantyre during a pre-budget consultative meeting organised by Ministry of…
Salima, March 31, 2017: Farmers in Salima district have been urged to adopt conservation agriculture and the use of local manure to enhence productivity and crop yields. The Executive Director for Assemblies of God Care (AG Care) a development arm of the Malawi Assemblies of God John Kanthungo said this…
Salima, March 31, 2016: In the lakeshore plain of Salima district, the midday sun pounds on heads of people like the frightened hands of a man on a door when drawing attention to the danger outside. The scorching sun does not bother some people standing in open air in appreciation…
Blantyre, March 28, 2017: Farmers in the country have been urged to grow hybrid crops that are resistant to diseases and drought as a means of promoting food security at household level among communities in the country. This was revealed during an agricultural field day held in Senior Chief Kunthembwe’s…
Nsanje, March 27, 2017: Nsanje communities have said promotion of fish farming is crucial in controlling fish extinction the country is currently facing. Communities in the area of Senior Chief Tengani, who are constructing fish ponds under Cash for Asset World Food Programme (WFP), have decided to start fish farming…
Chitipa, March 27, 2017: Government has said overwhelming adoption of improved agriculture technologies by small holder farmers in Chitipa District is a great stride in  efforts to drive farmers away from use of poor and archaic agriculture practices  which are blamed for  environmental degradation. The remarks were made Sunday by…
Kasungu, March 26, 2017: Despite being amongst districts doing well in agriculture for the past years, Kasungu district is failing to achieve great results in irrigation. According to a survey done by Kasungu Civil Society Network (KUCSNET) with support from Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) on Public Expenditure Tracking (PET),…
Lilongwe, March 26, 2017: Agricultural extension and advisory service providers in the country have stressed on the need for the extension strategy which is currently under review, to strengthen aspects of coordination and standards to make delivery of the services more effective.    Stakeholders from different sectors within the field…
Ntchisi, March 23, 2017:  Elimination of Child Labour in Tobacco (ECLT) Foundation, said is impressed with the activities that Child Labour Elimination for Real Change (CLEAR) project, which aims at reducing child labour through different initiatives, is undertaking in Ntchisi district. During a monitoring visit in the district, the Project…
Lilongwe, March 23, 2017:Malawi Federation of Cooperative (MAFECO) is planning to establish a cooperative college that will among others bridge the knowledge gap. The college which will be the first of this kind in the country and the whole of the Southern African region will offer courses on business and…

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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...