The Agricultural Commercialisation (AGCOM) Project has now distributed grants amounting to over K1 billion to small business groups in Mangochi alone, according to the district's agriculture office.
There is hope that production of hot chilli sauce will increase at NASFAM’s Zikometso Innovation and Productivity Centre (IPC) in Mulanje following a K56 million grant which the association received recently from Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) project.
Access to better markets remains a challenge to pineapple growers in Mulanje, a development that is forcing them to sell their fruits to unscrupulous vendors.
Some irrigation farmers in the country say they are optimistic that refurbishment of irrigation schemes which were damaged by the March 2019 Cyclone Idai will boost their socio-economic status.
President Peter Mutharika Friday used a public platform to go to town on his political opponents accusing them of spending time in ‘futile’ efforts to topple his regime.
Agriculture minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, says the six-year-long Agricultural Commercialization (AGCOM) Project which is being implemented with a U$95m World Bank loan is the flagship program for the Mutharika administration to transform the smallholder sub-sector from subsistence farming to commercial orientation.