15 November 2018
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Ntcheu, May 12, 2017: Mosanto Malawi Limited says it will, by the end of this year, introduce a new maize seed variety in a bid to give farmers a wide choice of hybrid maize seed varieties which are produced by the company and sold through its agro-dealers across the country.…
Blantyre, May 10, 2017: Most disaster interventions have been noted to only carter for humanitarian assistance despite the disasters negatively impacting on both people’s lives and livestock.  Acting Director of Animal Health and Livestock Development in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr Patrick Chikungwa made the observation…
Chikwawa, May 10, 2017: The Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI) says its K20million solar powered irrigation scheme to be constructed in Chikwawa will improve the economic status of the youths in the district. The revelation was made Tuesday during a Youth and Sports Technical Working Committee Meeting which…
Mangochi, April 27, 2017: People in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chowe in Mangochi have embraced the cultivation of orange fleshed sweet potatoes being advocated by the Malawi Lake Basin Programme (MLBP).  The orange fleshed sweet potatoes are known for their potential in increasing a person natural defense against…
Blantyre, April 27, 2017: The Shire Valley Agriculture Development Division (SVADD) has plans to intensify winter cropping as one means of beating the current food shortage that has engulfed the area due to dry spells and false Army Worms. Shire Valley Agriculture Development Division (SVADD) Program Manager Ida Mwato told…
Chikwawa, April 24, 2017: People of the twin districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje in the Shire Valley have a reason to celebrate following government’s endorsement that the Shire Valley Irrigation Project (SVIP) is viable. Director of Irrigation Services in the Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and…
Blantyre, April 24, 2017: The 2016-2017 Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development first crop estimate survey indicated that Malawi is expecting to register a higher maize output than the year before with survey results showing that the country’s staple grain will chalk 35.9 percent production gain. The first crop…
Blantyre, April 21, 2017: Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has a new National Director with effect from 19th April, 2017, and she is Pamela Kuwali. According to a statement released on 20th April, 2017, Kuwali replaces Tamani Nkhono-Mvula who has successfully worked as National Director for the organisation for the…
Dedza, April 13, 2017: Dedza District Agriculture Development Office says the country risks failing to realize prospects of food sustenance this year if farmers do not take good care of their harvests. District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) for Dedza, Osmund Chapotoka said this Wednesday when he official opening of a…
Lilongwe, April 13, 2017: Lack of huge investment in research and innovations towards the legumes subsector is stalling the growth of the industry in the country, agricultural experts say. The legume sub sector in Malawi has been billed as an alternative sector to the tobacco industry towards the economic growth…

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Treating child marriage as defilement

 Treating child marriage as defilement

Blantyre, November 13: Section 81 of the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, offers protection of children from forced marriage or betrothal whereas section 22 of the newly amended constitution restricts any person under 18 from marrying. Nonetheless, the law seems not enforced as girls as youn...