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  Mangochi, September 14: The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Governor for Mangochi, Salile Mdala has urged people in Mangochi to take advantage of vast water bodies in the country and embark in Irrigation Farming to enhance food security. Mdala made the remarks Monday during a public meeting he addressed…
  Chiradzulu, September 13: Three Fish Farming projects funded by Local Development Fund (LDF) in Traditional Authorities (T/A) Ntchema and Mpama are yet to take off in Chiradzulu following the failure of the council to procure fingerings to stock the ponds which the communities completed constructing way back in 2015.…
Blantyre, September 9: Ungweru Organization says the food security and nutrition campaign the organisation has been running from 2015 has been a success. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Ungweru Organization Programs Manager, Mary Mtafya articulated the need for government and other non-governmental organizations to strengthen and empower…
Lilongwe, September 5: Government says it plans to soon introduce measure to curb the flow of fake seeds on the market. Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Minister, Dr. George Chaponda said Government is emphasizing the importance of Agriculture and for it to be meaningful, there is need to have the…
Lilongwe, August 25, 2016: The Japanese Tobacco International (JTI), one of the tobacco buyers in the country, says the company buys all the tobacco under its contract, and that it offers farmers better prices. This comes a week after the Auction Holdings Limited (AHL) and farmers at the Lilongwe Auction…
      Lilongwe, June 30: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Dr George Chaponda Wednesday assured the national that there will be enough maize to feed the nation. Speaking after touring National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) Headquarters in Lilongwe, Chaponda said about 20, 000 tonnes have already been…
  Lilongwe, July 2, 1016: Agriculture Sector Wide Approach- Support Project (ASWAP-SP) has donated 44 vehicles and 120 motor cycles to Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development to ease mobility of staff. Speaking in Lilongwe during the handover ceremony, ASWAP-SP Team Leader, Vales Mwumvaneza said the donation intends to…
Blantyre, October 14, 2015: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development says the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak which was diagnosed in cattle in Mthumba dip tank area in Chikhwawa district in the Shire Valley Agriculture Development Division (SVADD) is now getting under control.  Foot and Mouth Disease…
Salima, 10 October, 2015: Construction of the Salima Sugar Factory will be completed at the end of this month, but there is no sugarcane to process as work in the cane growing area was halted some time ago due to what the Minister of Agriculture Dr Allan Chiyembekeza described as…
Machinga, October 7, 2015: Machinga Agricultural Development Division (ADD) has a potential of all year round food secure if farmers utilize the 2,435 hectares of irrigable area with modern farming technologies while conserving environment along water sources such as lakes, rivers and streams.  Director of Irrigation Services in the Ministry…

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Building resilience through fish farming

 Building resilience through fish farming

Mchinji, July 19: Fisheries and aquaculture are a vital source of nutritious food, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Yet their current production and supply is failing to meet the global demand in terms of nutrition requirements and sustaining the livelihoods of many. In Malawi,...