AGRICULTURE GETS K198.5 BILLION IN THE 2016/17 BUDGET

Goodall Gondwe, Minister of Finance in MalawiMinister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe on Friday 27th May, 2016 delivered the 2016/17 budget statement in the National Assembly of the Republic of Malawi.

In his statement, the Minister said: "In terms of direct allocations to key line ministries, Mr Speaker, Sir, the amount of K198.5 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development."

CISANET: A MODEL FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT IN MALAWI

Civil society engagementThe Alliance to End Hunger, through its National Alliance Partnership Program (NAPP), which has been working with CISANET to assist in building its capacities to better engage policy processes around food security, nutrition, and agricultural development has described CISANET as a model for civil society engagement in Malawi.

VISION ‘2050’, THE REBIRTH OF A NATION

Tamani Nkhono-MvulaAs the country will be preparing to come up with a second national long term vision to replace the vision 2020, CISANET National Director Tamani Nkhono-Mvula proposes a few issues, as discussed in this article.

As an agriculturalist who understands the importance of agriculture in development processes, our next long term vision must aim at transforming agriculture in its first 10 years.

CISANET APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT FOR REINFORCING REGULATIONS OF PURCHASE OF AGRICULTURE PRODUCE

Tamani National Director CISANETThe Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) has welcomed measures spelt out by the Government of Malawi to reinforce the regulation of trading of agriculture produce in the country in an effort to bring sanity on the market.

in a statement dated 14th May, 2016, CISANET observes that the trading of agriculture produce in Malawi is generally chaotic