Over the past 50 years since Malawi became an independent nation, agriculture has remained the main stay of the economy and the likelihood of the state of affairs remaining the same in the next 20 years or so is very high.
As part of the Civil Society Organisations' (CSO) capacity building, members of the CISANET are being trained to understand and undertake policy analysis.
CISANET is mobilising the CSO's at National and District level to undertake policy advocacy at various levels. During this training which took place at Sheila's Lodge in Lilongwe for two days 12th and 13th September, CISANET members from all the district networks participated in the training.
On May 17, last year, President Joyce Banda during the opening of the 2013/14 Budget meeting of Parliament declared that government planned to complete the construction of Chikwawa Green Belt Initiative Scheme in Salima in that year fiscal year.
She added that government would then commence the construction of 1 000 hectares of Nthola-llora-Ngosi Irrigation Scheme in Karonga.