Southern African countries collaborate on plans for climate research centre

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research center that will work on combating climate change in the region....

Govt to shortlist new subsidized farm inputs contractors

Three weeks after government cancelled contracts of companies hired to supply subsidized farm inputs, the authorities say they will soon invite bids for...

Malawi tobacco earnings hit US$12million

Malawi has realized US$12 million (at least MK4 billion) from the 156 million kilograms of tobacco sold since the start of the 2013 selling...

Adaptation to climate change and desertification: Perspectives from national policy and...

Abstract This article explores the ways in which the interlinked challenges of climate change and desertification are managed in Malawi1. It examines the adaptations...

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push Genetically Engineered Crops on Africa

Skimming the Agricultural Development section of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation web site is a feel-good experience: African farmers smile in...

Malawi Tea Production Fell by 3.2% During First-Quarter, Central Bank Says

Tea production in Malawi, Africa’s largest producer of the leaf after Kenya, declined 3.2 percent during the first quarter, the Reserve Bank said. Output...

Farmers Union wants more scrutiny on budget

Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) says there is need to do a ‘microscopic analysis’ of the 2012/13 agriculture budget despite surpassing the 10...

Malawi govt bans maize export as food prices soar

Raising food prices and maize shortages have forced Malawi’s government to maintain the maize export ban this year, Minister of Industry and Trade...

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...

Govt told to impose ban on importation of agricultural products

Opposition legislators in Malawi have told the government to introduce new policies that would bar the importation of agricultural products into Malawi. This follows...

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...

Intercropping ‘boosts maize yields by 50%, research indicates

Growing leguminous trees on maize farms — a form of agroforestry — can boost and stabilise maize yields, a 12-year study in Malawi...

The voice of farmers in Malawi and Mozambique: Mother-baby trials

In February 2012 several CIMMYT staff working in Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA),...

Monsanto Malawi warns on fake seed vending

Monsanto Malawi has called upon the general public to assist in raising alarms on fake seed vending in this year’s seed-selling season. This...

Crap Economics 101

One of the premier junk journals - the Groan - has a good example of the type of harms done by pop economics. the example...

50% of subsidy inputs on the market

While farmers complain of delays in the disbursement of fertilizer under this year’s Farm Input Subsidy Program – FISP – the Malawi Government...

Review: Butiki Teas Malawi White Peony

Butiki Teas specializes in rare teas from all over the world, and as such they are able to offer a White Peony which...

Mulli Brothers chucked off Farm Input Subsidy Programme list

There is mist over how the Ministry of Agriculture removed Mulli Brothers Limited from a list of transporters for the 2012/13 Farm Input...