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    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…
Lilongwe, November 18, 2019; Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) has encouraged farmers to produce the recommended tobacco that the buyers of tobacco are looking for to avoid disappointments. Speaking during the Press briefing on Wednesday at Tama house in Lilongwe, the President of Tobacco Association Of Malawi (TAMA), Abel Masache…
Mzuzu, Nov 18, 2019: Journalists in the country have been challenged to expose challenges faced by the country’s farmers to enable policy makers take appropriate steps to overcome the challenges. The remarks were made Wednesday by Editor in Chief for Times Group, George Kasakula during a three-day evidence-based Investigative Journalism…
Lilongwe, November 13, 2019: An agriculture-oriented organisation has embarked on a project in the country to equip smallholder farmers with environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Speaking in Lilongwe during an Annual General Meeting, Chairperson for Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM), Peter Nthenda explained how ecologically friendly agricultural practices collate with…
Lilongwe, November 11, 2019: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has revised the price for buying maize from farmers from K150 to K250 due to what it describes as slow inflow of maize to ADMARC Markets. In a statement signed by the Secretary for the ministry, Gray Nyandule Phiri,…
Blantyre, September 26, 2019: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has assured Malawians it will provide affordable maize in food deficit areas through the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) as one way of enhancing food security in the country. In an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) on…

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Kakungu community embracing re-afforestation in the face of Climate Change

Kakungu community embracing re-afforestation in the face of Climate Change

Lilongwe, May 26, 2020:In the middle of Kakungu community lays a blossoming small forest of acacias trees. During dry season, the young forest stands as an island of green on a sea of brown. It was planted in 2014, as one of the ways of addressing the impacts of climate change that the community...