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FAO intensifies agricultural cooperatives in Mangochi

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says agricultural cooperatives contribute to the development of agribusiness and nutrition if farmers are involved in them. FAO representative Florence Rollie made the statement on Friday in Mangochi during a two-day retreat to review the role of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development in improving the nutrition status…

Farmers in Malawi need urgent help after heavy flooding

Farmers in southern Malawi urgently need seeds and livestock after intense flooding destroyed their fields and homes, washing away animals and crops and threatening local food security. More than 170,000 people have had to leave their homes. Some 79 deaths have been confirmed so far, while 153 people are still missing in Nsanje district alone.…

Malawi’s food security improves—report

Malawi’s food security situation has generally improved due to this year’s harvest, which has resulted in lower prices for the staple crop on the market, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report for 2014. However, this is against the backdrop of a Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) report, which indicated that an estimated…

Realising the economic and potential of Cassava

They persisted in becoming risk takers. They initially invested in agribusiness whose business prospects of recouping their initial outlay and working capital as well as getting the just rewards for their toil looked unpromising. From such humble beginning in 2009 blended with viable business strategies, they are reaping the benefits. They are now failing to…