Chilima rolls out free fertilizer distribution program for Malawi selected farmers

Vice President Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima  has on Monday presided over the launch of distribution of fertiliser and hybrid maize seed to the poorest households across the country at the Smallholder Farmers Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi (SFFRFM) offices at Kanengo in Lilongwe.

Vice President Saulos Chilima interacts with Minister of Agriculture Robin Lowe during the launch of Fertilizer and Seed distribution initiative at SFFRFM in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President of the Republic of Malawi Saulos Chilima speaks during the launch of fertilizer and seed distribution initiative at SFFRFM in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President Saulos Chilima officially hands over the bag of seed and fertilizer to one of the beneficiaries during the launch of the initiative at SFFRFM in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President Saulos Chilima officially hands over the bag of seed and fertilizer to one of the beneficiaries during the launch of the initiative at SFFRFM in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Vice President Saulos Chilima interacts with Minister of Agriculture Robin Lowe during the launch of Fertilizer and Seed distribution initiative at SFFRFM in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango
Sample of the bags of the fertilizer displayed during the launch of the fertilizer and seed distribution initiative in Lilongwe-pic by Lisa Kadango

The initiative, by Yara International through its Action Africa Partnership (AAP), will target 92,000 vulnerable households.

Each household will get one 50Kg bag of fertiliser, maize seed as well as being trained in good agricultural practices.

The organisers said the Vice-President Chilima, fondly known by his initials SKC,  was invited to be the Guest of Honour because of his “widely recognised championing during campaigns of supporting measures that lessen the burden of high fertiliser costs  to all farmers in Malawi.”

In his remarks, Chilima commended Yara International for rolling out the free fertilizer distribution program for the selected farmers saying it will help complement government’s efforts in eradicating hunger.

“Therefore, the coming in of Action Africa to target farmers who are economically disadvantaged that even the K4,495 bag of fertilizer is beyond reach for them – is highly commendable and appreciated by the government.

“Through these combined efforts, it is my sincere hope that our farmers will not only be food and nutrition secure but also be able to increase income generation for their families,” said Chilima.

Chilima, who is also Minister for Economic Planning , Development and Public Sector Reforms, said scaling up efforts to turn the country’s agriculture sector into a robust one is therefore a major long term development target for Malawi.

He said the Tonse Alliance led government is already in the process of implementing the Affordable Inputs Program which will benefit about 4.2 million Smallholder farming families.

“I am pleased and honoured to launch the Yara Action Africa program that is aimed at mitigating the adverse impact of COVID-19 on agriculture production especially on smallholder farmers,” he said.

Chilima  has since warned against abuse of the programs saying the inputs need to reach the intended beneficiaries in order to fight hunger.

The Vice-President has also called on Malawians to be hardworking in order to transform the country.

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Pedegu ku state House
1 month ago

Please do not mislead people. Your Nonse government HAS NOT YET STARTED DISTRIBUTING ANYTHING. In this function, Yara is the one which has started distributing the little they have to the needy. Chilima was just the invited guest of honour. This is not the launch of the universal fertilizer subsidy AT ALL. Ili ndibodza lankunkhuniza la Arafat Hamdan Chilima. This liar Zeze thinks we are all stupid people.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 month ago

Palibe chanzeru chizatheke ndo bhoma la tonse alliance.Muzativomeleza,Chilima azalilira kuutsi chifukwa u president sazaununkha achina Mkaka ndi Chimwendo alimoyo kkk.Maso aja a Mkaka mwayesa masewera kk.Milomo ija ynga nyini zamkazi wake chimwendo zingokulira ulere kkk

Wawa
Wawa
1 month ago

Zauchitsiru basi. U promised Unversal Ferrilizer subsidy to all Malawians. Not one bag to selected families. Mukatere ndiye kuti chani? Mwakwanilitsa manifesto?

Last edited 1 month ago by Wawa
Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Wawa

Bungwe la YARA International ndilemene likupereka fertilizer kwa mabanja ovutikitsitsa amene sangakwanitse kugula k4495.

A CHILIMA anitanidwa chabe kukhala nawo pamwambowo. Boma silinayambe.

Tsogolo langa
Tsogolo langa
1 month ago
Reply to  Wawa

Check your facts and understand issues before you rush to comment. Your negativity clouds your ability to see things for what they are and expose your ignorance

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Wawa

Foseki
Do you expect Muli or Mpingsnjira to buy fertiliser on cheap price

Kenamu
Kenamu
1 month ago

But why are refugees included? Have they got land in Malawi? Who gave them land

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 month ago

This is very shameful, Chakwela preached about universal subsidy and blamed Peter and DPP government for targeted subsidy. The pastor preached that all malawians are poor why target a few and he thought as a pastor representing God, was very smart. Where are you now, pastor? The truth will always manifest. If you used to cheat your followers on the pulpit, this is another world of politics. Just remove you Rev/Pastor title as you will now be a liar and a killer in order to achieve your political career. You already started with bloodshed spirit, have a nice journey former… Read more »

Tsogolo langa
Tsogolo langa
1 month ago
Reply to  CULTURE

You are confusing two different issues, next time understand what is going on before exposing your ignorance. This has nothing to do with universal subsidy

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  CULTURE

Foseki
Some are very rich like Chisale

Mulumuzana
Mulumuzana
1 month ago
Reply to  CULTURE

Kkkkk You (DPP) are crying for Universal subsidy not in good faith. You just need to misuse it to the disadvantage of the poor. Iya samakudziwani ndindani.Ngati mumaba ma coupons ndiye simukagula feteleza yese inu. Over 4 million families ndi chimakhala chachikulu. My prayer is corruption or nepotism should not find a place in this program

Hugfd
1 month ago

Zeze ndi Garu
What we need is universal subsidy.
You fooled us, fuck,,,,

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Hugfd

Owe Chindele chakufikapo you expect Chisale and Mpingsnjira to buy fertiliser on cheap price

Tiyende pa modzi
Tiyende pa modzi
1 month ago
Reply to  Hugfd

Hugfd Next time next time please read and understand what the issue is all about before you make an ignorant post What you are talking about has nothing to do with universal subsidy fool!!!

Maga
Maga
1 month ago

We Malawians shd learn to be appreciative and positive in mind.
This govt wants to lift up lives of the poorer and nèeds support.

Herb
Herb
1 month ago

The not so universal subsidy

Kasim
Kasim
1 month ago
Reply to  Herb

Mumafuna kuba. Tell your toothless Peter to give you universal fertilizer. Ana anjoka inu . Just three months mumaganiza any government what can it do ? Foolish

josolo
josolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Kasim

Ananenatu kuti ndalama zilipo kuboma to do it. Nanga iwotu anali mubomamo. Anaziwona ndalamaz o. How come now that they are in power again kulibeko ndalamazo

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 month ago
Reply to  Kasim

Kupepela zugwirizana chani ndi APM

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Kasim

Yeah
PETER MUTHALIKA awapayse

Tsogolo langa
Tsogolo langa
1 month ago
Reply to  Herb

Nobody said this is universal subsidy, please read the article well and understand facts

Kambewa Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Herb

Foseki
Dausi and Chisale are able to buy

Fine
Fine
1 month ago

The journey has began.

Samuel harry
1 month ago

This has come to stay or its temporary
…? We need to know otherwise the elections are near

The Sniper
The Sniper
1 month ago
Reply to  Samuel harry

you will choose for yourself

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