Govt Hailed on Subsidies
An agriculture expert Tamani Nkhono Mvula has commended government for continued affordable input subsidy program despite calls by developed countries to abolish it.
He says stopping the program will be catastrophic to the country’s food security.
"It's very unfair to alter such remarks, as most farmers in Malawi are poor and these subsidies help them purchase inputs at an affordable price hence boosting their productivity," he said.
President Chakwera reaffirmed on Saturday when he launched the program in Zomba that Malawi will continue with the program as its citizens are poor to afford farm inputs on their own.
"These developed nations do provide heavy subsidies to its farmers and create markets for them here in Africa," he said.
Meanwhile, a local farmer in Neno Judith Gonthi has asked government to continue with the subsidy program saying it helps poor farmers like her to be food secure.