Science and technology for agriculture transformation

Innovate or perish. No innovation, no transformation to Malawi agriculture, writes TAMANI NKHONO-MVULA in this second part of this three-part series on agriculture transformation. Today, Malawi’s agriculture is being faced with numerous challenges, which by extension are threatening the very existence and fabric of society as food security is the strongest cord that determines morality,…

Agriculture transformation roadmap in Malawi

Is agriculture-led growth in specialised industrial processing and services that will absorb the current agriculture labour force and also contribute more to the GDP thereby reducing the percentage contribution of agriculture possible in Malawi? In this special feature, TAMANI NKHONO-MVULA*, explores ways in which the country can transform its agriculture sector. Over the past year,…

My expectations on the “MGDS III”

In this special feature, TAMANI NKHONO-MVULA, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CisaNet) national director argues that as the country plans to develop a new medium-term development strategy, Malawi should do away with some development philosophies and adopt a “Developmental State” approach so that there is increased role of the State in planning and implementation of development…

As Malawi prepares to come up with a second national long-term vision to replace the Vision 2020, I would like to propose a few issues. As an agriculturalist who understands the importance of agriculture in development processes, our next long-term vision should aim at transforming agriculture in its first 10 years. It is written that…