Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Malawi's economy is based primarily on the agricultural sector, which employs about 85% of the workforce.In 2013, the growth was 5% through improved agricultural performance, including the production of tobacco. In 2014, agriculture has benefited from measures...
A tourism agent, Lonely Planet, has ranked Malawi highly on the list of countries that have to be visited in 2014. According to information given out by the agent, Malawi is in a list of 5...
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security says 67 percent of the fertiliser for the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp) has so far been transported to retail markets. "Currently 71 percent of the contracted fertiliser has...
It is now a well-known fact that Andre Young aka Dr Dre and Interscope Records’s Jimmy Iovine have sold their stake in Beats Audio Hardware and Beats Music to Apple for a reported $3,000,000,000 (US...
Despite Tobacco facing a number of challenges from Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the anti-smoking lobby, President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has hinted that the country will continue growing the green gold, saying people...
There is steady progress in the adoption of low cost technologies of harvesting and storing rain-water by farmers compared to the use of water tanks, says Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi. Rain-water harvesting is...
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 offered on Wednesday. Contract tobacco producers have hailed the development as the...
As the tobacco marketing season draws to a closer, Malawi has so far sold about 223 million kgs of the gold leaf out of the projected 225 million. Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says from the...
ATLANTA, US--With creditors like the International Monetary Fund bailing on Malawi, there may be little to smile about as there aren't many places to turn for the much needed foreign exchange. Without forex, Malawi is...
The construction of a multimillion kwacha waste management plant in Mzuzu is now underway following an outburst from the general public whereas they complained of pollution over the dumping of garbage by council trucks...
Malawi’s Minister of Industry and Trade Joseph Mwanamvekha has disclosed that the country’s agro-based is losing about K20bn, equivalent to about US$50m, every year to illegal exports of crop produce. According to the minister this is...
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 is heavily dependent on agriculture, which employs 78 per cent...
Authorities in Malawi’s southern Thyolo district have banned the sale of pork following an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), which has killed over 150 pigs in five villages. The affected villages are Magombo, Ndalama, Matchuwana,...
Barely a month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing about 8, 000 people, another disastrous quake has hit the country yet. BBC reports that a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, May...
The Government of Malawi has published a 'Climate Change Sourcebook for Primary School Teachers' in support of its National Climate Change Learning Strategy, developed under the One UN Climate Change Learning (UN CC:Learn) Partnership. The...
Malawi, one of the world’s largest tobacco producers, has realised a 36 percent increase in tobacco exports in first half period of this year, the country’s Tobacco Control Commission revealed. “Data compiled by the Reserve Bank of Malawi...
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 the president of the Green Party in Zambia has said his...
Citizens of Malawi have in recent weeks been exposed to new vocabulary compelling them to start reading news papers to learn the really meaning of the words to their lives. Consequently, virulent debates...