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    Tobacco average price beats last year’s price as rejection rate goes down: Lowe opens Mzuzu floors.

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    The Agriculture Minister Lobin Lowe is this morning opening Mzuzu Tobacco Auction Floors where about 2500 bales of tobacco are expected to be sold. Lowe has been briefed by Sales Manager for Auction floors Graham Kunimba that the rejection rate that crippled the floors has now improved to around 50% from 92.2%. Kunimba further said…

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    Ecobank gets €12.5 European Investment Bank’s credit facility; Ready to boost local SMEs in Agrisector

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    The Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe, MP, is at BICC where he is witnessing the signing ceremony for a credit line facility between Ecobank Malawi and The European Investment Bank. The facility amounting to MWK11 862 933 750 (using current exchange rate) will see Ecobank Malawi improving Agriculture sector through provision of soft loans to…

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    THE CHALLENGE OF TREATING HIV IN MOTHERS AND BABIES

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    Sustained availability of treatments and reducing drop out rates are key to tackling HIV in mothers and their infants in Malawi, but COVID-19 is making it harder By Dr Jeanette Reece, At the main public hospital in Blantyre, Malawi the facilities were basic. The health system was stretched with malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS cases, with…

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    MLS ELECTS NEW MPAKA & FELISAH

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    Malawi Law Society (MLS) members have elected Patrick Mpaka as their president for the next two years, replacing Burton Mhango who did not seek re-election after serving one term. MLS conducted its election on Tuesday in High Court registries across the country because its members could not gather at one place as part of adherence…

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    Saenda complex starts-Chakwera launches construction work.

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    By Benson Jackson Ojesi President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCathy Chakwera today, 26 March 2021, launched the construction of a Multipurpose Sports Complex near the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe. Upon completion, the Sports Complex is to house an Olympic Standard Swimming Pool, Netball Court, Indoor Football Court, Volleyball Court,…

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    FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

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    Cereal production in 2021 forecast at bumper high Supply outlook boosted by favourable production expectations Cereal imports below average in 2020/21 marketing year Lower year on year maize prices • High prevalence of food insecurity, but improvements anticipated from April onwards Cereal production in 2021 forecast at bumper high Harvesting of the main 2021 season…

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    Entire village to receive solar in pilot project

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    he SolarAid charity financed by a 5% slice of the profits of U.K. business SolarCentury is running a 12-month pilot scheme which will aim to supply every home in a remote village in Malawi with pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar home systems. It is hoped that supplying the panels to every home in what SolarAid described as…

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    MoA GETS AGRA DONATION…NKUSA hails the initiative.

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    Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has bailed out the Ministry of Agriculture from the Videoconferencing equipment challenge it had after donating this equipment and other assorted items. Speaking to the media after presiding over the handover ceremony for this video conference equipment and monitoring gadgets, Deputy Minister for Agriculture Agnes Nkusankhoma, MP,…

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    Agric transformation with Lobin Lowe

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    In a move to transform Malawi’s Agriculture, Lobin Lowe is visiting Zimbabwe’s transformation Progreame with Zimbabwe coming up with the Agriculture and Food Systems Transformation Strategy that seeks to achieve a US$8,2 billion agriculture economy by 2025. During the tour, Minister Lowe was accompanied by Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement minister Anxious Masuka, Minister…

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