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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE SETS MINIMUM PRICES FOR CROPS

By Jecina Chikwelete The Ministry of Agriculture has released minimum farm gate prices for strategic crops for the 2020/2021 agriculture season.  Speaking in Lilongwe during a media briefing, Minister responsible Lobin Lowe warned traders against buying crops below the set prices.  According to Lowe, state produce trader ADMARC will open its markets once farm produce […]Read More

LIMPHASA IRRIGATION SCHEME TO BE RENOVATED

By Esther Manduwa  The Ministry of Agriculture has tasked the Agriculture Commercialization with the job to finish renovating Limphasa Irrigation Scheme by May this year.  The facility developed cracks a situation whichSecretary for the scheme Mercy Zimba said is "affecting more than 100 hectares of land." Zimba also said yields have been poor due to […]Read More

LOWE TO ENGAGE ESCOM ON TARIFFS IN BID TO BOOST

By Esther Manduwa The Ministry of agriculture says plans are underway to discuss with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi(ESCOM) on the need to reduce tariffs for smallholder famers who rely on electricity for irrigation farming. Lobin Lowe said this in Nkhata-Bay after touring Lweya Irrigation Scheme which uses almost K500 thousand a month as […]Read More

WOMEN APPLAUDED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN AGRICULTURE

By Jecina Chikwelete As Malawi joins the world in Commemorating International Women's Day today, women have been applauded for their contributions in agriculture sector. Speaking with Timveni, one of the experts in the agriculture sector Dr. Felix Lombe said that women contribute 60% in the agriculture production although they do not have control over what […]Read More

MARKET CHALLENGES COSTS FARMERS

By Jecina Chikwelete Players in the agriculture sector have expressed concern with the challenge of farmers having to grow crops without establishing a market for the harvests. Dr Felix Lombe, an agricultural expert, has lamented that such scenario is leaving many farmers registering losses.  Lombe said many farmers end up fetching for a market after […]Read More

FARMERS URGED TO GROW MORE TUBER CROPS

By Nancy Malata One of the country’s seed multiplication companies MUSECO says food diversification is a way to adapt for food security when faced with effects of climate change and challenges brought forward by the corona virus pandemic. This was said on Wednesday when the company donated over 30 thousand cassava and sweet potato stems […]Read More

MINISTER DESCRIBES AIP AS A SUCCESS

By Nancy Malata The ministry of agriculture has described the Affordable Input Program a success despite various challenges encountered in the course of its implementation. Minister of agriculture Lobin Lowe said 73 percent of the program is complete as only a few farmers are remaining on the list of beneficiaries to have their farm inputs […]Read More

YOUTH EMBRACE AGRICULTURE

By Jecina Chikwelete The Green Belt Authority has hailed youth participation in irrigation agriculture in the year 2020. Its Acting Executive Director Amon Muluwira has told Timveni, that the statutory body has put in place deliberate measures to motivate youths into irrigation agriculture in a drive to achieve government’s One Million job creation promise. In […]Read More

MALAWI TO BENEFIT FROM UN’S FOOD SUMMIT

By Aamon Butao The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance(CSONA) says the Malawi stands to benefit a lot from the United Nations’ first food summit slated for September next year.  According to the organization, the event will provide opportunity to delegates to discuss building food resilience across the world. Mike Khunga, an official from CSONA, has […]Read More

THE NATION URGED TO INVEST IN COOPERATIVES

By Kenson McCloud Agricultural stakeholders have stressed that the country must invest cooperatives in its commercialization drive.  In an interview with Timveni, officials from the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship(AICC) say capacity building in technical and governance skills is instrumental in having thriving cooperatives.  AICC Chief Executive Officer Dr Felix Lombe noted that most cooperatives […]Read More