The Farmers Union of Malawi has attributed high pricing of certified seeds, by seed manufacturing companies, as a reason why most farmers stick to recycled seeds.
The remarks have come at a time when Malawi continues to face low food production levels due to harsh weather.
The President of the Farmers Union of Malawi, Alfred Kapichila Banda, told our Newsline that high cost certified seeds place the country on the verge of continued hunger as most farmers prefer to use affordable seeds despite their inability to withstand withstand harsh conditions. Banda further said the current season has the Union placing farmers in groups in order for them to have access to improved seeds at lower prices. He also added that farmers are placing their hopes on the Farm Input Subsidy Program in order to have access to better seeds.
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