20 August 2018
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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…
Lilongwe, March 20, 2017: Farmers in Rumphi district have slowly started to abandon application of chemical fertilizer in their farms opting for the organically made. This follows the wonderful performance of various crops in their fields thereby giving hope of a bumper yield ever. Farmers who are mostly in cooperatives…
Lilongwe, March 20, 2017: Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) and Chancellor College have stressed on the need for the country’s Draft Seed Policy to incorporate the interests of the informal seed sector. The appeal was made in Lilongwe during a two-day media orientation training on Seed Sovereignty, Food…
Lilongwe, February 28, 2017: Farmers under various cooperatives in the districts of Phalombe and Zomba expect a bumper yield this year having applied Mbeya fertilizer in their fields. Mbeya fertilizer which is almost organic is made by mixing ashes, dung or any animal excretes urine for Urea and maize bran.…
Ntchisi, February 15, 2017:  The Principal Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Eric Maganga, on Monday, Ntchisi, banged heads with her directors, senior officers from Kasungu Agriculture Development Division (ADD) and Ntchisi Agriculture Office on how the newly discovered fall armyworm could be dealt with to protect…
Lilongwe, January 19, 2017: Six Lilongwe-based Ministry of Agriculture employees and truck driver are in police custody after the latter implicated the employees in stolen treadle pump parts worth half a million kwacha. Central Region Police Public Relations Officer, Supt. Nolliettie Chihana, confirmed the arrest of the seven suspects on…
Blantyre, January 19, 2017: In a desperate attempt to save their maize crops from the outbreak of False Armyworms, farmers in Lunzu have resulted to traditional means; applying ash and sand at the tip of the crop as well as physically picking and killing the worms.  The Ministry of Agriculture…
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…

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Karonga’s quest for potable water

Karonga’s quest for potable water

Karonga, August 20, 2018: For many years, Karonga District has been a hub for waterborne diseases which have killed over seven people since 2016.  Intermittent power supply, small diameter pipes, old leaky pipes and tanks are some of the challenges which have crippled Northern Region Water Board (N...