The Ministry of Agriculture has announced changes in agriculture strategies with an aim to promote extension services through agriculture cooperatives effective April this year.
Government has been tipped to assist livestock beneficiaries of Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) with extension services and food to prevent them from selling.
President Lazarus Chakwera has assured farmers that government will end fraud which marred this year's Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP).
Minister of agriculture Lobin Lowe says government has resorted to allowing farmers to redeem two bags of NPK or CAN instead of Urea fertilizer which is in short supply in most of the markets across the country.
Concerned farmers in Machinga have asked government to move in fast to stop vendors from disrupting and monopolizing the purchase of fertilizer in the ongoing Affordable Input Program (AIP).
The Malawi Bureau of Standards (MBS) says its fertilizer market survey has found minimal challenges in compliance with standards such as under-weight and over-weight.
The Magistrate’s Court in Chikwawa has ruled that three people that were found with 913 bags of fertilizer early December last year have a case to answer.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security says mobile markets are the only options to ease congestion and struggles in buying farm inputs under the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) registered in most selling points across the country.
Police in Chikwawa have intercepted two trucks full of bags of fertilizer heading to Blantyre amid growing concerns that a lot of people are struggling to access the farm inputs from the Affordable Input Program (AIP).
Beneficiaries of Affordable Input Programme (AIP) in Thyolo and Phalombe have complained of poor network and overpricing of inputs calling upon government to move in and address the challenges.