Govt orders Optichem to replace “Sand Fertilizer”

Government has ordered Optichem Fertilizer Company to dispatch another load of fertilizer to Mangochi where about 114 bags of fertilizer were discovered to have...

Hunger management | Raj Patel

Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the political challenge of the century. Farmers...

EFFECTS OF LOW MARKET DEMAND ON THE TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

The high sales rejection rate in the auction is not only affecting farmers but also the transport industry. James Kalowa from Machinga complained;”...

Malawi’s cotton ban slows Chipata-Mchinji rail use

The move by the Malawian Government to ban importation of cotton from Zambia has led to less usage of the Chipata-Mchinji rail line. This...

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...

Working in the Tobacco Industry in Malawi

Working in the Tobacco Industry in Malawi

Experts to examine sand blended subsidy fertilizer, Simama denies wrong doing

“I don’t want to be seen as defending my company or my driver, but the truth will judge us”, said bishop Simama, the...

AGRICULTURE IS A COMPLEX INDUSTRY IN MALAWI

Ordinarily, agriculture is understood as farming of food crops and raising of livestock by the majority of citizens in our country. This is...

FARM-INPUT SUPPLIERS CONTRIBUTING TO POVERTY

By Our Correspondent Multinational farm input suppliers are the ones contributing to household poverty among poor women farmers in Malawi through their trading practices....

Govt worried over maize vending

Government has expressed worry that most households are selling maize, Malawi’s staple food, raising fears of a possible food shortage in the months...

The parliamentary agriculture committee has found that there is no maize...

The parliamentary agriculture committee has found that there is no maize in the government silos in the northern region. This means a number of families...

FISP fertilizer nowhere to be seen

The Farm Inputs Subsidy Programme (FISP) fertilizer which was introduced by the late President, Bingu wa Mutharika, is yet to be accessed by its...

Dumping Sites in Malawi Violate Human Rights

BY TIMOTHY BANDA, ARTHUR COLA MVUTA, GLITTER NDOVI | THE WEEKEND EXPRESS This research focused on how some environmental activities affect people’s lives concerning...

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Forces More Than 1,500 from Homes

More than 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their homes after Volcano erupted in US state of Hawaii, sending molten lava to chew...

MALSWITCH DONATES K300, 000 TOWARDS ‘KEEP BLANTYRE CLEAN AND GREEN CAMPAGIN’

Malswitch yesterday donated k 300, 000 to the keep Blantyre clean and green campaign. FaceofMalawi speaking to Malswitch Chief Executive Officer Andy Kamkwalala in an...

REFRAIN CULTIVATING IN HIGHLAND AREAS- CHALAMANDA

Blantyre City Mayor Counselor Noel Chalamanda has pleaded with people living in the outskirts of Nancholi in Blantyre to refrain from cultivating in...

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...

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...