Tags : agriculture

MALINGUNDE EPA CHALLENGES WOMEN ON LEGUME FARMING

By Meclina Chirwa  Malingunde Extension Planning Area (EPA) farmers have urged women in the country to embrace legume farming for economic empowerment. Chairperson of the grouping, Bestina Mthenga, has told Timveni that there is huge benefit in legume farming. She said promoting Soya bean and groundnuts production has the potential of ending malnutrition in the […]Read More

HOW FARMERS ARE BENEFITING FROM KULIMA PROJECT

By Aamon Butao  Some parents from Chiradzulu district have applauded the Kulima Project which has empowered them to fully support their children. United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) UNICEF and the Ministry of Agriculture are implementing the project with funding from European Union. In an interview with Timveni, one of the beneficiaries of the […]Read More

CISANET CALLS FOR OPERATIONALIZATION OF SEED ACT

By Franklin Mtambalika  The proliferation of counterfeit seeds on the local market has angered stakeholders in the agri-business sector as they call for quick operationalization of the newly-amended Seed Act of 2022. The stakeholders in the agriculture sector have observed that the absence of a binding legal framework to flush out unscrupulous seed traders and […]Read More

LEGUMES SEED EXPERTS WARN ON WAVERING SOYA BEANS PRICES

By Jecina Chikwelete  Legume seed experts in the country have hailed the good selling prices for Soya beans at the onset of the commodity’s marketing season. In an interview with Timveni Online, Legume Seed Trust Project Manager at African Institute of Corporate Citizenship, Sangwani Makoko said it is encouraging to see good soya beans prices […]Read More

LOW TOBACCO PRODUCTION ATTRIBUTED TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

By Kenson McCloud  The Tobacco Association of Malawi (Tama) Farmers Trust has attributed low tobacco production levels this year to harsh weather conditions. According to trade requirements, Malawi was expected to produce 154 Million kilograms of tobacco, but estimates indicate the country has managed to produce 115 million kilograms. In an interview with, TAMA Farmers […]Read More

ACTION AID MALAWI LAYS OUT PLANS TO SUSTAIN INTERVENTIONS UNDER

By Jecina Chikwelete  Action Aid Malawi has said it has already put in place some sustainability plans for farmers to continue what they have been taught if BETTER projects phase out. The remarks come after only a few months remain before a five-year Kulima BETTER project phases out in December 2022. Speaking with Timveni news […]Read More

MUSECO COMMITS TO SUPPORT YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS

By Jecina Chikwelete  The Multi-seed company (MUSECO) has said it is committed to support the youth in the country to benefit from agriculture. This has been said during a field day visit MUSECO organized in Tradition Authority Mbwatalika in Lilongwe district where the company showcased how different seed are performing in the fields. In an […]Read More

MW TO BENEFIT FROM MWK58. 9 BILLION AID BY NORWEGIAN

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Malawi intends to boost its agricultural sector from the MWK58.9 Billion financial injection the government of Norway has pledged through the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) . This follows Norway’s increased funding to IFAD member states, from the initial MWK 46. 2 Billion.  This was disclosed on Monday when Norway’s […]Read More

YOUTHS BENEFIT FROM KULIMA BETTER PROJECT

By Jecina Chikwelete Action Aid Malawi says youths constitute 35% of farmers who are benefitting from its Kulima Better project in Chiradzulu and Nkhatabay districts. The charity says this is encouraging as the project is set to phase out later next year.  Speaking with Timveni, Kulima Better Project Coordinator Gracian Kamnyamata said, "Youths have given […]Read More

GOVT SET TO RESUME IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS UNDER GREENBELT INITIATIVE

By Chilenje Chilenje  Government has reassured smallholder farmers in the Lower Shire that the projects that have stalled under the Greenbelt initiative since 2016 will be implemented. Authorities say funding hiccups have frustrated rollout of 20,000 hectares of irrigation projects in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts.  Speaking when she toured Mwana wa Njobvu and Nyamithambo irrigation […]Read More