JB against maize exports

President Joyce Banda on Monday ordered the Police and the Ministry of Agriculture to seal borders to stop maize exports. The maize is allegedly finding...

Pres. Joyce Banda to launch parallel farm subsidy programme

Malawi President Joyce Banda has told the nation that in the next growing season she will introduce a parallel Fertilizer Subsidy Input Programme to...

Tobacco Export Firms Likely To Earn US$600 million

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) says merchants could earn as much as US$600 million from tobacco which they bought from growers in the 2013...

The future is bright for Malawi’s green economy

“I can see that the future is bright,” says Kate Kaunda, a fish processor from Kachulu Beach in Malawi, “I can see the benefits...

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...

Are we facing another global food price crisis?

The worst drought to hit the USA in over half a century has sent international food prices climbing again. Prices for corn and...

Mulli misses out on all maize contracts

In the lot for Mzuzu deliveries his offer price was mk112/kg but contract offered to someone supplying at mk120/kg In the lot for Luchenza deliveries,...

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...

Private-Public Partnerships in Malawi

Improved bean seed access in Malawi

Lake Chilwa’s declining waters threaten livelihoods of fishers and farmers

Oscar Wemba is a fisher who makes his living on Lake Chilwa. But as he casts his net each day, he can’t help...

TEA AUCTIONING – HOW WILL IT HELP MALAWI?

Malawi is the second largest tea producer in Africa and 12th in the world,it is estimated that Malawi supplies approximately 10 percent of tea...

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...