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...

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...

Kenya to import maize from Malawi

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...

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...

MALAWI LOSING US$50M THROUGH ILLEGAL AGRICULTURE EXPORTS

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...

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...

African swine fever hits parts of Malawi

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...

Nepal Hit By Another Earthquake

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...

Malawi develops primary school climate change curriculum

The Government of Malawi has published a 'Climate Change Sourcebook for Primary School Teachers' in support of its National Climate Change Learning Strategy, developed...

Malawi Tobacco Trades 47% Below Government-Set Price at Auction

The price of tobacco in Malawi, the world’s largest producer of the burley variety of the leaf, traded 47 percent below the government’s...

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 sees 36% increase In tobacco exports

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...

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...

CHOICE OF TRADE – A SUICIDE ROUTE BY A LEAST DEVELOPED...

Citizens of Malawi have in recent weeks been exposed to new vocabulary compelling them to start reading news papers to learn the...

Dubai Opens Up for Malawi Fresh Produce Export

It is envisaged that livelihoods of hundreds of local farmers could improve with the opening of fresh produce export markets in Dubai in...

Malawi’s subsidies farms are only affordable donor support not what is...

For a decade, Malawi has been subsidising farm inputs. The policy is very popular in rural areas, but other things need to happen to...

Priorities for climate change adaptations in Northern Malawi

Stakeholders at a recent workshop on climate change discussed the need for greater crop livestock integration and fodder production to reduce negative impacts of...

Child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms worries investors

Landlocked and with approximately 80% of its population living in rural areas, Malawi’s economy is largely structured around its agricultural sector. Agriculture accounts...

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