05 August 2020
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Mulanje, March 16: Former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa Friday presided over the inauguration of Blantyre Agriculture Development Division (ADD) Field Days held in Traditional Authority (TA) Nthiramanja in Mulanje District. The event begun with field visits where the minister, accompanied by government officials, Chiefs, and…
  Mangochi, March 16, 2020:Pact Malawi Chief of Party, Allan Brooks Friday cautioned that if unless rules and regulations are fully abided to, the future of fisheries in the country would remain bleak. Brooks shot the warning during the official rollout of a project, Restoring Fisheries for Sustainable Livelihoods in…
Chikwawa, March 11, 2020: President Professor Peter Mutharika has launched the Shire Valley Transformation Project describing it as one of the largest irrigation projects in Southern Africa.  The launch took place in  Chikwawa under the theme: ‘Irrigation and cash crops for a better life.’ He said through the project, government…
  Mangochi, March 6, 2020:Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has urged farmers to embrace new technologies to harvest more yields in the wake of climate change challenges. He made the call Thursday at Namiyasi Residential Training Centre (RTC) in Mangochi at the end of Machinga Agricultural…
    Cotton has potential for Forex earning   Chikwawa, February 16, Mana: Cotton Council of Malawi (CCM) has said Cotton sector has potential of creating 40,000 employment opportunities in the country. CCM Executive Director, Cosmas Luwanda disclosed this Saturday during a follow up visit to Cotton fields by Members…
    Cotton has potential for Forex earning   Chikwawa, February 16, Mana: Cotton Council of Malawi (CCM) has said Cotton sector has potential of creating 40,000 employment opportunities in the country. CCM Executive Director, Cosmas Luwanda disclosed this Saturday during a follow up visit to Cotton fields by Members…
Lilongwe, January 2020: The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has advised farmers not to panic with the locusts that have invaded neighbouring Tanzania. The assurance comes following fears that farmers across Malawi have that the locusts may migrate into Malawi from Tanzania. The locusts that have hit the…
Lilongwe, December 10, 2019: Government has said access of profitable markets for small holder farmers remains essential in making the agricultural development flourish in the country. Director of Crop Development in the Ministry of Agriculture and Water development, Dr. Godfrey Ching’oma made the remarks Tuesday when he officially opened a…
Kasungu, December 11, 2019: Kasungu District Agriculture Development Office says it is ready to deal with fall armyworms that cause devastating damage to crops in the district. The office has now started sensitisation meetings and distribution of chemicals to farmers in preparation for the growing season. Kasungu District Agriculture Development…
Lilongwe, 4 December: For many years, the Malawi soya sector has endured stunted growth due to poor performing varieties but thanks to recent research in the value chain, the long wait for more productive varieties is almost over.  According to the Department for Agriculture Research Services (DARS), two new varieties are set for release…

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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...