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...

LAND for LIFE – Public Lecture

Public Lecture – Everyone Welcome! Saturday 23rd July 2011, at 10am Venue: WESM, Nature Sanctuary, Lilongwe (opposite Foodworth) Hosted by the Wildlife and...

10 Innocent Pictures From Nature That Will Make You Think Otherwise

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

Growing Trees without Water

It might sound like an impossible task to grow trees without water but in practice it is proving to be very possible. ADRA...

Maize surplus at 358,804 metric tones

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...

Temperatures in Malawi are rising steadily, more frequent droughts and floods

Changing weather patterns are undermining the ability of smallholder producers in Malawi’s southern region to grow tea, a crop that usually brings in...

Malawi, Equatorial Guinea in veggies export deal

Malawi will soon start exporting fresh and dry vegetables to Equatorial Guinea as one way of boosting its foreign exchange earning through trade, President...

CRISIS AT KASUNGU DISTRICT HOSPITAL: WATER DISCONNECTED OVER UNPAID BILLS

Health service delivery at Kasungu District Hospital has come to a standstill following a decision by Central Region Water Board to disconnect water at...

Bio Energy Resources of Malawi planning $18M jatropha biodiesel plant

In Malawi, Bio Energy Resources of Malawi is planning an $18 million facility to convert jatropha seeds to biodiesel.  Lourie Webb, CEO...

DR DRE SHOULD INVEST HIS BILLION DOLLARS IN FARMING IN MALAWI

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...

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...

Malawi’s blackouts ‘man-made’

The Department of Forestry says challenges that Malawi is currently facing, including unreliable power supply and erratic supply of water, have all come about...

Shire River Basin Management Program

Project-At-A-Glance Approval Date N/A Closing Date N/A Total Project Cost** 100 Region Africa Major Sector (Sector) (%) Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (Forestry) (30%) Agriculture, fishing, and forestry (General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector) (30%) Water,...

SOME MCP MEMBERS ASPIRING TO IMPEACH CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE ON...

Some Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members in the parliamentary committee on agriculture are aspiring to ‘impeach’ chair of the committee Felix Jumbe from his...

UK pledges £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe

The UK is to provide £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe to alleviate the "looming food crisis" in southern Africa. International development minister Lynne Featherstone, who...

VP Chilima commends smallholder farmers

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...

Maize shortage hits women in Malawi

Each night Esnart Phiri, a widow with five children, sleeps outside the gates of the state-run maize trader or Admarc market, in Malawi's capital...

Malawi invites companies to expand tea sector

TradeInvestAfrica reports that, Malawi, Africa’s second largest producer of tea, is looking for investors to expand the sector.   Investment opportunities • Development of new clonal varieties,...