Investors need to carefully manage issues around land ownership

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...

DARMA INTERIM NARRATIVE REPORT SOUTH EAST ARM OF LAKE MALAWI CASE

By Steve Donda, George Matiya and Mafa Hara Presented at the 2nd Plenary Meeting,  Sea Point – Cape Town 28 – 31st March 2011 Click here to...

Although a fertile country, Malawi is prone to drought and disease

Although a fertile country, Malawi is prone to drought and disease. Its farmers live under the constant threat of crop failure and food...

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...

CHOICE OF TRADE – A SUICIDE ROUTE BY A LEAST DEVELOPED...

Citizens of Malawi have in recent weeks been exposed to new vocabulary compelling them to start reading news papers to learn the...

Malawi’s maize output seen at 3.8 mln T this yr

LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi is expected to harvest 3.8 million tonnes of maize this year, up from 3.5 million reaped in the previous...

Tobacco farmers bemoan poor prices

TOBACCO farmers are disgruntled over the prices being offered at the auction floors and are urging government to urgently intervene on the...

The Malawi Smallholder Farmer Maize Economy: Is Farm Input Subsidy Enough?

1.1       The Malawi smallholder farmer maize economy Malawi is a landlocked country in the southern Africa with about 13.1 million people. Its economy...

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...

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;”...

Transforming African Economies – Factsheet on Malawi

Malawi is one of the least urbanized countries in the world. In 2008, only 15.3 percent of the population lived in urban areas....

Malawi’s President Mutharika Accuses Tobacco Buyers of Sabotaging Economy

By Frank Jomo Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika accused tobacco buyers of trying to sabotage the southern African nation’s economy by rejecting good-quality leaves...

Integrating legumes into Maize Systems………

By George Achia, Staff Science Writer Agricultural researchers from five African countries and Australia recently gathered in Nairobi to review the progress of Australian Government initiative to improve...

Tobacco poisons Malawi’s children

By KRISTIN PALITZ At the height of Malawi's tobacco harvest, the lush fields of the country's key tobacco growing district, Kasungu, are filled with labourers...

New farming practices grow healthier children

Ten years ago Joyce Mhoni, head of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit at Ekwendeni Hospital in the Mzimba district of northern Malawi,...

Working in the Tobacco Industry in Malawi

http://embed.5min.com/458397723/ Working in the Tobacco Industry in Malawi

GM crops Uganda Tanzania Malawi

BY Joseph Olanyo Kampala, Uganda - As Uganda's fate on the Biotechnology Bill waits parliamentary approval six years since it was tabled, the...

Discovered in Malawi: high market demand for red paprika

The red paprika’ s are beautifully shining in the sun, they are planted in neat rows. The crop looks healthy, with over...