Chakwera calls for urgent action on agricultural productivity, commercialisation

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera says there is need for urgent action to enhance agriculture productivity and commercialisation in the country.

He said this a pacesetter for agricultural industrialisation which the country urgently needs.

He said this today in Lilongwe during the launch of the second annual Malawi Agricultural Productivity and Commercialisation Conference (MAPCC).

The President said it is now time to revolutionalise the approach to agricultural commercialisation and has directed the ministry of agriculture to produce tangible results on the introduction of mega farms in the country.

President Chakwera on inspection

Chakwera further said the country has the capacity, ability and available manpower to ensure there is implementation of the policies aimed at boosting agriculture productivity and Commercialisation.

He said Malawi lacks the will to implement policies, adding that time for lip service is over.

The Malawi leader said his government is committed to enhance agricultural productivity by eyeing mass production.

He has since given the Ministry of Agriculture six months to produce at least one mega farm, as promised in his manifesto ahead of the 2020 election.

He said it is annoying that 18 months later there is no single mega farm to point at.

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1 year ago

Diaspora please help the PRESIDENT

1 year ago

Its disturbing to note that the President says its surprising that 18months down the line no single mega farm. Let him be serious for once . Thus obviously sleeping on the job. HKB used Press and ADMARC when it comes to farming these are the engine rooms for that. Our Civil service requires a revamp of EPAs and filling all vacant position on extention services. This nonsense of saying when a farmer requires services of extension services from the Ministry of Agriculture should hire them thus killing Agriculture remove such selfish and corrupt thinking. Be serious when it comes to… Read more »

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