Climate Change Taking Toll on Agricultural Productivity in Malawi

Malawi is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change and this has generally affected agriculture production, the backbone of the country’s economy and people’s livelihoods.

The impacts of climate change in Malawi are being manifested in various ways but the familiar phenomena are intense rainfall, changing rainfall patterns, floods, droughts and prolonged dry spells.

FISP Beneficiaries Want Programme Discontinued, Commercial Price of Fertiliser Reduced

Dr Donald Makoka making a presentationThe majority of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) beneficiaries want the programme discontinued but instead itch the commercial price of fertiliser were reduced to an average price of K5 000 per 50kg bag, a study has revealed.

Findings of the study were presented on Wednesday (April 16, 2014) at Hotel Victoria in Blantyre by Dr Donald Makoka of the Centre for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).