Tuesday, February 18, 2020
ZIMBABWE - Heavy rains continue wreaking havoc all around the central city of Gweru in Zimbabwe. Tonnes of dirty water have flooded the local cemeteries forcing people to take dire measures in a bid to save...
The subsidy fertiliser
The Kalondolondo Project officials have expressed satisfaction with the distribution and sale of the Farm Input Subsidy Program (FISP) materials this growing season. The success has been attributed to the community sensitization by the Project last...
Vice President Saulos Chilima has commended smallholder farmers in the country for their role they play in agriculture and economic activities. Chilima made the commendation when he opened the 18th Annual General Meeting of the National...
The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa has officially opened an international Tobacco Coalition (T5) Workshop at Ufulu Gardens Hotel in Lilongwe. Addressing the participants Nankhumwa said Malawians feel honored to host the...
Skimming the Agricultural Development section of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation web site is a feel-good experience: African farmers smile in a bright slide show of images amid descriptions of the foundation’s...
ANTI TOBACCO NETWORK Discussions and Comments The need to explain what tobacco is when we make presentations and to relate tobacco related issues to alcohol use since the two go hand-in hand Tobacco plant is not the same...
Malawi is fixated on maize, but Kristof and Stacia Nordin aim to change that. They say native crops would bring variety and abundance to the monotonous Malawian diet. In response to the 2005 food crisis,...
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is making a difference when it comes to a vision for a world without hunger. Resients of Malawi say agroecology transforms their communities, said the foodgrains bank co-ordinator in Nova Scotia, Brenda...
This is the first of our African trio of coffees completely new to our roastery. A slightly more unusual offering, not commonly available in shops, but very nice in the cup. Country: Malawi Farm: Chipale Estate Altitude:...
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has projected that the country will this year have a maize surplus of 358,804 metric tonnes. The ministry’s status report released on Wednesday in Lilongwe during Agriculture Sector...
Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy program, touted for improving food security for the past six years, has been allocated a whopping K40.6 billion in the 2012/13 budget which represents about 60 percent of the Ministry...
The Kenyan Government in partnership with Wanachi Group has donated about K472-million to flood victims in the country. A statement from Wanachi Group providers of Zuku TV Services in Africa says the donation has been...
Investors in Africa’s agriculture sector need to be aware of the complexities surrounding land ownership. Jumanne Abdallah Maghembe, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives of Tanzania Speaking during a session on agriculture at this month’s...
As the most recent of the tea producing countries, African countries have been able to build on the experience of other producers. As a result, Africa is now a major force in world tea, producing...
During rainy seasons many people find problems to handle things which can be sorted through easy ways. The following are such things: Prepare rain gear, including an umbrella, hooded raincoat and waterproof shoes or boots, if...
President Joyce Banda has earned the wrath of analysts after announcing that Malawi will replicate Zimbabwe's land reform and economic empowerment initiatives. Banda, was expected to arrive in the country on Friday from a four-day state...
The country’s leading coffee processor and exporter, Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperatives Union Limited has said it plans to invest K1 billion in primary processing of the coffee beans as a way of up scaling production...
Malawi President Joyce Banda has promised to give chiefs free fertilizer and has asked them not to include themselves on the list of those to benefit from the subsidized farm input program. President Banda disclosed...