12 December 2017
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Kasungu, June 26, 2014, Mana: As Conservation Agriculture (CA) is being promoted in the wake of climate change, traditional leaders in Kasungu believe the only way to progress is to have by laws in the villages. The chiefs say the bylaws must be put in place as there has been…
Nsanje, June 22, 2014: Agricultural authorities said unless farmers change their attitude towards dependence on Government and other stakeholders and concentrate on searching for good markets for their produce. Nsanje Assistant District Agricultural Development Officer Siliro Magomera expressed worry that most of the farmers in the country are hardly benefiting…
Mangochi, June 19, 2014: Smallholder farmers in the country have been encouraged to embrace sustainable agricultural practices which include manure utilisation and irrigation farming to increase crop productivity at all levels. “It is important at this point for farmers to adopt modern methods of farming to realize more yields at…
Nsanje, June 15, Mana: Commercial rice farmers in Nsanje have commended government for introducing the Systems of Rice Intensification (SRI) concept. They say the new system has enabled them to double their annual produce. SRI is a method aimed at increasing rice yields. It requires little water, is not labour intensive…
Chikwawa, June 6: The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has expressed concern over the lower number of staff under the Agriculture Extension District Office in Chikwawa district saying this impacts heavily on the output of farmers’ performance.  This was disclosed on Thursday during the District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting that…
Lilongwe, June 3na: President Prof. Authur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday said his Government will abolish the coupon system of identifying beneficiaries in the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISIP).  Mutharika in his inaugural speech said in the next agricultural season, government will introduce a finger print system that will only give…
Mchinji, June 1: The Civil Society Agricultural Network (CISANET) has condemned the behavior by most Agricultural Officers who refuse to work with farmers in rural areas, saying the practice is a set back towards the implementation of agriculture extensive policy introduced by the government. Speaking on Friday at a workshop…
Blantyre, May 28: Despite the existing laws against the selling and consumption of tobacco in most European Union (EU) and North American countries who also provide the greatest market for the country’s golden leaf, the Tobacco Control Commission says Malawi is not ready to stop producing tobacco as currently there…
Mchinji, May 28: National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) has called on farmers in Mchinji district and the country as a whole to take mushroom farming seriously as it has proved to be a major forex earner. NASME National Executive Director, William Peter Mwale encouraged people to venture…
Lilongwe, May 17: In a bid to help smallholder farmers realize their sweat, Oxfam Malawi has promised that it will continue its Access to Agricultural Markets Campaign. Speaking on Friday after a day-long farmers’ workshop held at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, Oxfam is committed to improving the lives of farmers…
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82 year-old Chinthuli breaks age barrier for love; marries 25 year-old

82 year-old Chinthuli breaks age barrier for love; marries 25 year-old

THYOLO, December 10, 2017: Bizarre things do happen in life sometimes. But for people of Goliati Village in Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa in Thyolo, nothing could beat the marriage of octogenarian and a youth.  “It is an abomination,” some social commentators argue, while others see nothing wrong. ...