Child labour on Malawi’s tobacco farms worries investors

Landlocked and with approximately 80% of its population living in rural areas, Malawi’s economy is largely structured around its agricultural sector. Agriculture accounts...

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...

Joyce Banda crop inspection field destroyed

Maize crop in a garden that President Joyce Banda inspected in Traditional Authority Makata's area in Blantyre two weeks ago has been destroyed by...

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...

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 revenue to fall by 36% from last year

News is coming from the tobacco market - earnings from tobacco, the country’s principal export crop, will dip by 36 percent to $186...

President Joyce Banda criticizes Admarc officials for selling maize to illegal...

President Joyce has criticised some Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) officials for contributing to the maize shortages in the country. President Banda said this...

Dumping Sites in Malawi Violate Human Rights

BY TIMOTHY BANDA, ARTHUR COLA MVUTA, GLITTER NDOVI | THE WEEKEND EXPRESS This research focused on how some environmental activities affect people’s lives concerning...

Hunger management | Raj Patel

Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the political challenge of the century. Farmers...

South African leopards on Malawi mission

MALAWI: “The leopards won’t like that!” jokes ranger Fyson Suwedi as his pick-up truck rattles along the bumpy road that leads from the...

Long-lasting trade terms for agricultural commodities, industrialization

The need for industrialization in Africa and the developing world is real, although a debate about the means through which it may be...

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;”...

Natural disasters affecting Malawi’s national development plans

Lilongwe – Malawi has since the 1990s been prone to different types, frequencies and magnitudes of disasters, trends government officials have attributed to...

METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT TRASHES HEAT WAVE ALERT CIRCULATING ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological services has trashed a report circulating on the social media that the country will experience strong heat...

DuPont And Gift Of The Givers Collaborate To Advance Women Farmers...

DuPont, a science company that brings world-class, innovative products, materials and services to the global marketplace based in the USA, today collaborated with Gift...

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...

Firms earn US$500m from Malawi tobacco

Tobacco buying companies in 2012 earned up to US$543 million from the export of Malawi's tobacco, the Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) has revealed. TCC Chief...

The Greenbelt Initiative | Agroforestry key to climate change

A multifunctional approach of integrating agriculture and forestry will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than...