24 April 2018
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Mchinji, February 06, 2018:  Mchinji district has projected a 10 percent yield loss in maize in the 2017/18 farming season due to dry spells and fall army worm attack. Mchinji falls under the Kasungu Agriculture Division (ADD) and forms seven Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) covering 13 sub and traditional authorities.…
NSANJE, February 1, 2018: It has been confirmed that 19, 528 hectares of crops have been attacked by fall armyworms in Nsanje district. Nsanje District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO) Patrick Msiyambiri told the Malawi News Agency (MANA) in an interview Wednesday that Nsanje district is now not spared from the…
  Mzuzu, January 31, 2018: Chibuku Product Limited (CPL) has partnered with Mzuzu Prison in promoting irrigation farming through recycling waste water from the brewery to the neighbouring prison’s six-hectare farm. CPL Country Head of Corporate Affairs, Villant Jana, said the company wastes over 60 000 litres of water a…
Blantyre, January 29, 2018: Climate change has been pointed out as one of the challenge affecting cotton production in the country. One of the farmers who grow cotton on a larger scale from Traditional Authority Chanthunya in Balaka, Dymex Funsani told Malawi News Agency on Monday that the crop has…
Blantyre, January 29, 2018: The just ended weekend has been characterized as a humid one as almost the entire Southern Region was awash with a heavy down pour, amidst the persistent dry spell, which has already  led to the permanent wilting of the staple maize crop in certain Extension Planning…
Machinga, January 29, 2018: People facing food shortage in Machinga can have a sigh of relief following a two month project which will see them receiving cash to buy food. The project which is expected to benefit 12,499 households in Traditional Authorities (TAs) Nsanama, Liwonde and Chikweo will be implemented…
MULANJE, January 29, 2018: Amidst fears of low yields this year due to Fall Army Worms attack and dry spells in some parts of the country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has started distributing pesticides to farmers in Mulanje District. District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO) for Mulanje,…
Mzimba, January 28, 2018: As maize crop has dried up in most parts of the country due to dry spell, Mzimba District is optimistic of doing better once farmers work hard in fighting Fall Armyworms. District Agricultural Development Officer (DADO) for Mzimba South, Palichi Munyenyembe was speaking Thursday during a…
Balaka, January 29, 2018: Farmers in Balaka have been hit by a double blow following a prolonged dry spell and the devastating fall army worms which continue to destroy maize and other crops in the district. A recent survey by Malawi News Agency (Mana) to most parts of the district…
Lilongwe, January 25: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has said crop estimates are not yet out to establish the extent of damage caused by dry spell and fall army worms that has affected some districts in the country. The Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Osborne Tsoka told Malawi News…

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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...