23 January 2018
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Groundnuts amongst Malawi's crops that investrs eye Mangochi, November 10, 2017, Mana: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development and its key partners have developed a National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) meant to guide players where to direct their resources in the sector. Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) Director of…
Lilongwe, November 9, 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha Wednesday cleared some issues regarding the different pricing for buying maize from farmers by Admarc and National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).  He was responding to a question during a press briefing on Wednesday why the two government…
Lilongwe, November 8, 2017: Government has said distribution of coupons in the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) throughout the country has been completed.  Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development, Joseph Mwanamvekha disclosed this in Lilongwe during a press briefing when he updated the press on the progress of the…
Blantyre, November 8, 2017, MANA:  It’s now over three weeks since the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) extended the registration period for the 2017/18 tobacco growing season, some  peasants and commercial tobacco farmers are reluctant to register. The revelation was made available to Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Tuesday through an…
Lilongwe, November 7, 2017: Malawi is said to be losing billions of Kwacha through compromised post- harvest handling, grading and packaging of its products before they are sold internally or exported.  The development came to light Tuesday at a capacity- building workshop whichMalawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) organized at…
Nsanje, October 6, 2017: Nsanje Police have recovered 36 coupons meant to purchase government subsidized farming inputs and cash amounting to K230, 000. Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma said they recovered the coupons and the cash after they were tipped by well-wishes that unidentified person was buying them…
Balaka, November 6, 2017: District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) for Balaka, Denis Zingen, has urged farmers in the district to practice crop diversification as well as inter cropping if they are to escape the devastating effects brought about by fall army worms. The DADO’s remarks come amid fears from farmers…
Mchinji, November 4, 2017: Circle for Integrated Community Development (CICOD) challenged rural women and youths to practice business in agricultural production. CICOD Project Officer in Kasungu, Joseph Nthondo said women and youths are having limited job opportunities and this is why the organization is exploring various ways of tackling unemployment…
Lilongwe, November 02, 2017: The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha has commended Land ‘O’ Lakes International Development for implementing a project that will promote agricultural productivity and expand trade of various fruits and vegetable value chains. The minister made the remarks during an official launch of…
Mangochi, October 27, 2017: Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, has urged Malawians to invest in Agriculture to achieve sustainable food nutrition.  The minister made the call at Sangadzi Primary School in Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi during a joint commemoration for World Food Day and Africa…

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Kamphira reaps fruits of hard work

 Kamphira reaps fruits of hard work

BLANTYRE, January 23: Hard work and dedication pays.  That’s the story of Mark Kamphira, a 35-year-old volunteer teacher who has transformed the status of Chiguma Primary in Blantyre from a community structure into a fully government owned school. With his contribution to society, Kamphira emerged ...