CISANET, FANRPAN, NASFAM HOLD CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE POLICY DIALOGUE MEETING

Delegates to CSA meetingCISANET in collaboration with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and NASFAM recently held a one day policy dialogue meeting on climate smart agriculture.

The participants to the meeting discussed a case study report for the climate smart agriculture in Malawi done by FANRAPN in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture. 

MOTHS DESTROYING TOMATO CROPS IN MZIMBA, DRIVING UP PRICES

A tomato farmer explains to journalists on the leaf miner mothThere are some disturbing developments for tomato producing farmers in Jenda area in Mzimba as their popular crop of choice, grown as a cash crop, is under siege from pests. The fruit becomes inedible.

Agriculturalists and scientists have identified the pests as leaf miners. The leaf miners, which literally mine through tomato fruits and leaves, have sent farmers into a panic mode because they have to dig deeper to get pesticides for spray.