Tobacco prices increases as auction continues

There has been a slight improvement on tobacco prices at the Limbe auction floors today. The leaf is now starting from US$0.90 than the US$0.85...

Tobacco poisons Malawi’s children

By KRISTIN PALITZ At the height of Malawi's tobacco harvest, the lush fields of the country's key tobacco growing district, Kasungu, are filled with labourers...

Zambia’s Green Party To Legalize Marijuana

In the wake of the announcement that Nigeria is now Africa’s biggest economy after GDP calculations were rebased in Lagos, Peter Sinkamba, who is...

SUPPLY OF BOREHOLE WATER TO THE VOICELESS POOR IN MALAWI

Every year, many adults including children die during the rain season of water bone diseases. It is not as if all the adults...

Malawi fetches $276 in tobacco sales

As the tobacco marketing season draws to a closer, Malawi has so far sold about 223 million kgs of the gold leaf out...

NEGLECTED PUBLIC STRUCTURES IN OLD CAPITAL CITY – ZOMBA

Is it evidence of endemic institutional abuse of public resources? ATUSAYE B. MWALWANDA The national budget includes among other recurring public expenditures, costs for maintenance...

10 Innocent Pictures From Nature That Will Make You Think Otherwise

Leave it to mother nature to always keep us on our toes.

The Malawi Smallholder Farmer Maize Economy: Is Farm Input Subsidy Enough?

1.1       The Malawi smallholder farmer maize economy Malawi is a landlocked country in the southern Africa with about 13.1 million people. Its economy...

AIR POLUTION IN MALAWI CAUSED BY MOTOR CARS

Nature has many free lessons for human beings but not much is learnt from it for example water flows from a higher elevation...

Natural disasters affecting Malawi’s national development plans

Lilongwe – Malawi has since the 1990s been prone to different types, frequencies and magnitudes of disasters, trends government officials have attributed to...

Monsanto to commercially release genetically modified cotton in Malawi

Monsanto has applied to commercially release Bt cotton in Malawi. Currently only 3 African countries grow genetically modified cotton - South Africa (since 1997), Burkina...

The face of malawi

My adventure in Malawi began a few weeks ago. I am from Italy and I used to live in London. The landscape of...

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

Skimming the Agricultural Development section of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation web site is a feel-good experience: African farmers smile in...

CONSTRUCTION OF MULTIMILLION KWACHA WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANT IN MZUZU IN PROGRESS

The construction of a multimillion kwacha waste management plant in Mzuzu is now underway following an outburst from the general public whereas they...

GM crops Uganda Tanzania Malawi

BY Joseph Olanyo Kampala, Uganda - As Uganda's fate on the Biotechnology Bill waits parliamentary approval six years since it was tabled, the...

The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) Issuing Forward Contracts

The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) has issued the first guaranteed forward contracts. Buyers are guaranteed to receive the commodity and Sellers are...

Malawi Tea Production Fell by 3.2% During First-Quarter, Central Bank Says

Tea production in Malawi, Africa’s largest producer of the leaf after Kenya, declined 3.2 percent during the first quarter, the Reserve Bank said. Output...

Malawi govt putting in place policies to attract tobacco cigarette manufacturing...

President Joyce Banda says her government is putting in place deliberate policies to attract tobacco cigarette manufacturing companies as a way of boosting the...

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