TOBACCO- MINIMUM PRICES AWAIT GOVT

The tobacco minimum prices announcement are awaiting ministry of finance’s approval- the tobacco control commission TCCC has said. The Commission said had prepared projected prices...

Malawi losing US$50m due to illegal agric 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...

More tobacco flocking to markets

Just four days after the 2013 tobacco selling season started, large volumes of tobacco have been registered at the two opened auction floors of...

SeedCo invests $10m to grow its Malawi unit

Zimbabwe’s largest seed producer, SeedCo Holdings, which has interests in 15 African countries, has invested $10 million to grow its Malawian unit. Chief executive Morgan...

Mwananveka says Malawi to have Bumper Yields

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has said Malawi is still secure on food security despite natural disasters that hit the country.

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...

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, 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...

Land O’Lakes finds success with dairy micro co-ops in Malawi

The top US dairy cooperative has brought decades of expertise to Malawi, creating micro co-ops that pool their milk for purchase by one of...

MALAWI DOCTORS UNION THREATENS TO GO ON STRIKE OVER FAILURE BY...

Medical Doctors Union of Malawi (MDUM) and the Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) have threaten to go on strike if the government will stick...

Tea production in Malawi, Kenya, Zimbabwe

As the most recent of the tea producing countries, African countries have been able to build on the experience of other producers. As a...

Quton Malawi pledges to improve cotton production

New cotton seed producers, Quton Malawi, say it targets at improving cotton production in the country and help government save foreign exchange in...

JB to adopt Zimbabwe land reform initiative

President Joyce Banda has earned the wrath of analysts after announcing that Malawi will replicate Zimbabwe's land reform and economic empowerment initiatives. Banda, was expected...

ADMARC to Start Procuring Maize from Local Farmers

The Agricultural Development and marketing Corporation (ADMARC) is expected to start procuring maize from local farmers, using funds borrowed from Ecobank. This comes amid concerns...

Malawi’s livestock production low

Malawi’s livestock production has drastically dropped; a trend agricultural officials have attributed to poor livestock management skills among farmers. Public Relations Officer for the...

Man Gives Up Living As A Human To Be A Goat

Sometimes, life becomes all a bit too much, and when one guy decided he wanted to take a break, he decided to go and...

BRITISH GOVT DONATES 400 ARCHIVING BOXES TO MW GOVT

The British government has donated about 400 archiving boxes to Malawi government in the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services to help in...

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...