05 August 2020
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Kasungu, August 5, 2018: Farmers in Kasungu have complained of unavailability of reliable markets for their farm produce, a situation which they say is forcing them to sale to vendors at very low prices.  Speaking on Friday during a two day agriculture fair conducted in the district,  the farmers said…
Phalombe, July 27, 2018: A milk cooling facility at Chitekesa Rural Growth Centre in Phalombe is slowly becoming a white elephant due to the community’s failure to produce enough milk for sale. Assistant Veterinary Officer for Tamani Extension Planning Area, Christopher Ching’amba said the facility has been out of commercial…
MWANZA, July 26, 2018:  Butcher men of Mwanza have been urged to exercise patience until the ban effected on livestock slaughter and movement in the district is over. Veterinary Surgeon, Dr John Kothowa made the call during an interface meeting between Blantyre Livestock and Agricultural Development Division (BLADD) officials and…
Phalombe, July 23, 2018: District Agricultural Development Office in Phalombe on Friday recognized its best performing employees in the 2017/18 fiscal year as a way of enhancing good performance among the workers. The office has for the past year been weighing employees under all its Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) based…
  Lilongwe, July 17, 2018: AHL Commodities Exchange (AHCX) says it is ready to start procuring maize for delivery into the country’s Strategic Grain Reserves (SGR). In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Monday, Research and Communications Manager for AHCX, Mark Ndipita, said preparations have been completed for…
  Mzuzu, July 17, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has asked farmers in the country to do proper food budgeting to ensure that they reserve adequate food before selling their produce. Principal Secretary in the Ministry Gray Nyandule Phiri said farmers need to reserve enough food crops…
Lilongwe, July 16, 2018: World Food Programme (WFP) Monday recieved two contributions totalling USD $12 million from the United Kingdom government to support operations in the country.  Of the amount, £2.3 million will provide nutritional supplies for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition among 87,000 people including children, pregnant and…
Lilongwe, July 14, 2018: Feed the Future Malawi Agriculture Diversification Activity on Friday handed over 71 Buffalo bicycles to sub-grantee - Farmers World agronuts (extension officers belonging to Farmers World) for agricultural extension services.  Feed the Future Malawi Agriculture Diversification Activity is promoting several agriculture technologies such as inoculant for…
Blantyre, July 13, 2018: Fear has gripped animal farmers and people in Nsanje amid speculations of an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). FMD is a severe, highly contagious viral disease that causes illness in cows, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, and other animals with divided hooves. In an interview…
Mzuzu, July 13, 2018: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has asked farmers that have access to water resources to intensify irrigation farming to supplement their food reserves from rain-fed produce. Principal Secretary in the Ministry, Gray Nyandule Phiri said over-reliance on crop production from a single rain season…

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Dykes facilitating settlement in disaster prone areas

Dykes facilitating settlement in disaster prone areas

Phalombe, August 4, 2020: Zainab Maida and her family could still have been holding double temporary-settlements if the community did not make any effort in the management of a dyke constructed in her area in 2012. For the past 10 years, she has been in marriage, the 40-year-old mother of five cont...