FOOD SHORTAGES DOMINATE PAC INCLUSIVE CONFERENCE

The current maize situation in the country was one the major critical issues that dominated deliberations during the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) conference that ended Thursday in Blantyre.

Most delegates questioned government’s persistent claims that maize is available in the country’s Admarc markets, reports The Daily Times.

‘IMPROVING RICE VALUE CHAIN WILL BENEFIT SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’

Rice is considered as one of the key strategic crops to be promoted in Malawi not only because it has the potential to be promoted primarily as an import substitute, but also secondarily as an export crop.

As an export crop, rice has the potential to generate the much needed revenue in the country, explained Professor David Kamchacha,