26 April 2018
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Misa Malawi Chairperson Thom Khanje - File Photo Mzuzu, May 3: Peacock Seeds has donated maize seeds to National Media Institute of Southern Africa (Namisa) as part of World Press Freedom Day celebrations. Peacock seeds has donated its CAP9001 worth K500, 000 which has a yield potential up to 14…
    Thyolo, April 27, 2015: Heifer International Malawi Programs Manager Gilbert Banda says shortage of assistant veterinary officers has negatively affected milk production in Thyolo. Banda made the remarks recently at Mangunda bulking group when the organisation donated bicycles, drugs, drugs boxes and sprayers to community animal health workers…
Chiyembekeza speaks with the media - File Photo Lilongwe, April 24: Government together with African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) say Malawi has potential of becoming highly productive in agriculture if rural farmers adopt modern technologies and innovations in farming. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr. Allan Chiyembekeza,…
Chiyembekeza (in blue tie) inspects tobacco at the floors - Pic by Chikumbutso Kajani Mzuzu, April 23: Mzuzu Auction Floors officially opened Wednesday morning with farmers expressing dissatisfaction as well as disappointment over prices offered for their tobacco.  The development forced the sales to a halt for some minutes, only to…
Chiyembekeza (l) flanked by Secretary for Agriculture Erica Maganga speaks during the briefing - Pic by Stanley Makuti Lilongwe, April 22: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. Allan Chiyembekeza, has said that the 2014/2015 agricultural season for maize production has decreased with 27.7 percent.  Speaking in Lilongwe, Tuesday,…
Chiyembekeza: Grow cassava to mitigate against effects of drought - File Photo Karonga, April 17: Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development, Dr Allan Chiyembekeza, has urged farmers at Vinthukutu Extension Planning Area (EPA) in Karonga District to grow cassava to mitigate effects of drought that has hit the district…
Lilongwe, April 17: Legumes Development Trust (LDT), a body under the umbrella Non-Governmental Organisation African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) has embarked on a project geared towards wooing farmers to adopt new legume crop farming technologies. The project, called Conservative Farming, which is being piloted in 12 districts nationwide, aims…
Mwanza, April 10: Village Bee Keeping Cooperatives in Mwanza have gained knowledge and skills in bee-keeping business management, thanks to a special training by the Centre for Environmental Policy Advocacy (CEPA). The training, made possible with funding from Christian Aid, also emphasised on processing, packaging, labelling and marketing of honey.…
Mary Ngosi, one of the farmers in front of her 1 acre field - Pic by James Mwale Ntchisi, April 9: Member of Parliament (MP) for Ntchisi North East, Olipa Chimangeni, has advised farmers in her constituency to watch out against crooked vendors, ahead of the harvest season.  Chimangeni made…
L Kumwembe speaks with the press after opening the meeting - Pic by Brian Itai ilongwe, April 1: The absence of a working National Agriculture Policy (NAP) has led to the underperformance of the sector in terms of resource use, both human and financial causing the rise in duplication of…

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Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Good tobacco labour practices send children back to school

Kasungu, April 14, 2018: Tchesa Full Primary School in Kasungu east had less than 550 learners in 2012. The school saw most children shunning its doors because they had to help parents in tobacco production. Head teacher Zuze Mthiko says enrollment was very low compared to children’s population in...