16 October 2018
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Nsanje, June 26: Acting Programs Manager for Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division, Idah Mwato has advised smallholder farmers in Nsanje to use manure as one way of increasing their farm productivity without excess use of money. Acting Program Manager for Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division, Idah Mwato gave the advice…
Nsanje, June 25, 2018: Acting Programs Manager for Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division, Idah Mwato has advised smallholder farmers in Nsanje to use manure as one way of increasing their farm productivity without excess use of money. Acting Program Manager for Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division, Idah Mwato gave the…
  Kasungu, June 23, 2018: After years of a land wrangle between Press Agriculture Limited (PAL)and its former landless tenants in Kasungu, the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has recommended that the tenants be given the land. MHRC’s commissioner Bertha Sefu made the recommendations Friday after a public hearing involving…
BALAKA, June 22, 2018: Director of Agriculture and Extension Services in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Dr. Jeromy Nkhoma has advised farmers in Balaka to practice manure making and fodder preservation to increase agricultural productivity. Nkhoma made the appeal on Thursday at Group Village Kwitanda when he…
Lilongwe, June 20: A local seed manufacturing company, Peacock Seeds, donated hybrid maize seed to fifty farmers in Nchinji district on Monday to enable them do winter cropping in a bid to make them economically stable and mitigate the effects of adverse weather conditions.  The farmers, drawn from Chioshya Extension…
Lilongwe, June 13, 2018: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha has urged the private sector to invest in agriculture to help improve productivity in the sector. The minister made the call on Wednesday when he presided over the official launch of the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP)…
BLANTYRE, June 13: Affected districts of foot and mouth disease on Saturday got a sigh of relief as government rolled out vaccination of the disease to prevent further occurrence. The Trivalent Foot and mouth vaccine arrived in the country on Friday from Botswana and distribution of the same started on…
Rome, June 6, 2018:  A new financial agreement signed Wednesday between International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Government of Republic of Malawi will help more than 437,000 rural households improve their access to financial services nationwide. The agreement for the Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprise Programme…
Blantyre, June 4: Blantyre Agriculture District and Development (BLADD) said small holders famers need to be encouraged to domesticate cattle for increase milk production in the district. Programmes Manager for BLADD, Eric Haramani said Monday during the commemoration of the world Milk day which was held at Sedi ADMARC ground…
Zomba, June 2, 2018: The fishing communities around Lake Chilwa should brace for tough times as the duration for fish breeding season has been extended from three months to a year. The decision was arrived at by Lake Chilwa’s three councils of Zomba, Machinga and Phalombe on Thursday. During the…

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The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

 The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

Karonga, October 1: Lydia Nyagondwe and her husband Pearson Banda of Mwenilondo in Karonga were happy when they had their first-born daughter in November, 1978. The baby girl, named Safinia, was born strong and charming. Whilst a child, she could not show any signs of sickness up until she turned s...