Preliminary assessment by the Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) indicates that over 15,000 hectares of crops were washed away by Tropical Cyclone Freddy induced floods.
Women were busy cooking at Matope village at Ndirande in Blantyre on this particular raining Monday. Dark cloud had fallen one of the households in the village.
Attention of most farmers from the seven districts comprising Blantyre Agriculture Development Division (BLADD) who attended a field day in Mwanza on Thursday have shifted to rabbit rearing after learning from how their fellow farmer made it big.
As authorities in Thyolo and elsewhere are still assessing the social-economic impact of cyclone Freddy which has killed at least 676 people in the southern region, orphanhood has come out to be one of the areas that needs attention in post recovery.
Sons and daughters of Chiradzulu, a grouping of people who have the origins of the district, has urged people who have not directly been affected by the cyclone Freddy and are living either within or outside the districts to be on the fore front in identifying long term solutions for the problem.
The Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) says it is sympathizing with farmers whose irrigation schemes have been damaged by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
A Mulanje based NGO, Othakarhaka Foundation on Monday made a donation of MK5 million worth of relief food and non-food items to Cyclone Freddy affected households in Mulanje.
Former president, Dr. Joyce Banda says Malawians should utilize Cyclone Freddy period to end divisions emanating from political affiliations, ethnical, religious and tribal differences among themselves.
A Balaka based charity organizations Better Standard of Living Development (BSLD), says it will continue supporting the underprivileged in communities.
Anderson Engineering Malawi Ltd has provided food, nonfood items and a water purifier to Chikondi Elderly and Orphanage Center at Ndirande in Blantyre.