Rice farmers from Domasi Irrigation Scheme cooperative in Machinga district have bemoaned the exclusion of rice farmers in the soon-to-commence Affordable Input Programme (AIP).
Smallholder famers in Mangochi and Machinga districts are singing praises to collective marketing of their produce saying it is enabling them to realise more from their farming endeavours. This, they say, is unlike in the past when they were selling their produce as individuals.
Civil society organisations in Balaka have embarked on a scoping exercise that will improve coordination of agriculture service providers. This, according to Edward Mwale, chairperson for Balaka District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) is key to enhancing agriculture production and productivity for farmers.