21 September 2018
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Phalombe, July 19, 2018: Phalombe District Agricultural Development Office has initiated a manure making programme that will see over 23, 000 farmers in the district producing and applying manure in their farms, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. The programme would among other things see farmers becoming resilient to climate…
Balaka, June 26, 2018 Balaka district is said to be prone to have dry water taps come August 1, 2018 because of low water table levels at its source, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has established. According to Mpira Water Scheme Manager, Samuel Khomani, the dam located in Ntcheu is the only…
  Blantyre, June 14:  Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) says there is growing interest among civil society organizations to access funds from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a new global fundcreated to support efforts by developing countries to respond to challenges of climate change. National Coordinator for CISONECC,…
BLANTYRE, June 13: Government says it will continue to increase resilience and empower smallholder farmers to adapt to effects of climate change considering that only households with increased access to information through extension services were more likely to have better coping mechanisms. Chief Director in the Ministry of Natural Resources,…
Blantyre, June 13: Experts have warned that unless countries use climate technologies as a tool to enable communities to adapt to climate change, resilience building will still be problematic among farmers. This has been said by Climate Change Experts in Lilongwe in an ongoing Community Based Adaptations Conference (CBA) 12…
  Kasungu, March 30, 2018: Faced with adverse effects of climate change and fall army worms (FAW), chiefs, Members of Parliament (MP), Councilors, government officials and other stakeholders converged at Kasungu Council Chamber on Wednesday to discuss the calamities. Organized by National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) the meeting…
  Mzimba, March 28, 2018: Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba District has piled the blame of encroachment and plundering of resources in Viphya Plantation on Raiply Company Limited’s tendency to sideline communities around the man-made forest. M’mbelwa made the open remarks Thursday during a tree-planting exercise at Elephant Rock…
Mzimba, March 26: Five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have teamed up to train farmers in how they can overcome effects of erratic weather conditions and pests that have been affecting crop production in the country. The project, dubbed Better Extension Training Transforming Economic Returns (BETTER), will be implemented to the tune…
  BLANTYRE, December 19, 2017: The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological (MET) services has projected the country may experience more floods as it is expected to receive more rains due to the influx of Congo air-mass. MET said as a result of that shift in the air-mass, the country…
Chairperson for RHAM Macpherson Nthara (r) speaks during the press briefing - Pic by Lisa Kadango Vuntulla  Lilongwe, December 14, 2017: Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) says a number of government departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now working collaboratively with the association to promote rain-water harvesting technology in…
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Kameme’s broken marriages

Kameme’s broken marriages

Chitipa, September 18, 2018: He returned home very late at around 3 am after drinking chipumu, a strong local opaque beer popular in Chitipa.  Wielding a panga knife (machete), he asked his wife to pack her belongings and move out of the house at such an odd hour. I found Joyce (not her real name)...