Thursday, 25 May 2017
 

Livestock farmers in the country can have a sigh of relief as government plans to revamp livestock markets.

The National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi is challenging farmers to venture into commercialisation.

It is believed this is a means of ensuring that they make more gains out of their farming.

It comes as a lot of farmers in the country mainly produce for consumption, a development which has seen most of them failing to progress.

Failure by most farmers to invest in farming has resulted into many failing to purchase inputs such as fertilizer and good seeds among others.

Currently, NASFAM is working with smallholder farmers in the country on crop diversification and how to manage farming as a business.

According to Chief executive officer for NASFAM, Malawi is at risk of either going through floods or drought due to climate change. Therefore, farmers should be prepared at all times.

Farmers have been facing challenges in determining when or what to grow. And they only grow for food and not to gain anything financially.

Betty Chinyamunyamu says NASFAM is assisting them in eliminating the challenges this the best way possible.

Apart from that, NASFAM is encouraging diversification of crops so that famers stop relying on a single crop.

Malawi hugely relies on agriculture for its development.

 

Tobacco, known as Malawi’s green gold rakes in the much needed billions of United States dollars each year. 

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