19 February 2018
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Salima, November 18, 2017: Malawi Cotton Company in collaboration with Cotton Council of Malawi Friday launched a cotton input support initiative which is intended to resuscitate the country’s dying cotton industry. The initiative, which is receiving support from the Chinese government, will target close to 6000 farmers in the pilot…
Mchinji, November 17, 2017: In a bid to improve the nutrition status and improve health of communities in Mchinji, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) is implementing I Love Fish project in the district. The project which started in October 2016 and will end in September 2019 is…
A farmer business group harvesting groundnut - Pic sourced from internet Chiradzulu, November 10, Mana: Chiradzulu District Agriculture Development Extension Methodologies Officer (EMO), Elluness Katende has described unity and prudence in the use of loans in farming groups as crucial to achieving meaningful and sustainable development. She made the remarks…
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…

Features

Can the cotton sector be saved?

Can the cotton sector be saved?

Blantyre, February, 18, 2018: For more than two decades, cotton production has been the mainstay of agricultural practice for Dymex Funsani from Maitoni Village, Traditional Authority Chanthunya in Balaka District. Growing over 13 hectares of the crop, the proceeds have always been inspiring and fr...