Farmers hail Peacock Seeds at Mzimba agriculture trade fair

Scores of farmers have described seeds being described by Peacock, a Malawian owned enterprise, as the right choice in achieving breakthrough commercial farming.

Nyirenda (R) and a colleague at their pavilion during the fair
Nyirenda (R) and a colleague at their pavilion during the fair

The farmers, most from the confines of the northern region, testified at an agriculture trade fair in Mzuzu organised by the Mzimba North agriculture office.

The fair was organised to create a link between farmers and their business associates.

John Mzale, of Mbalachanda in Mzimba, said seeds from Peacock best suit in the country’s environment.

“Like in my case, I thought I would yield nothing following intermittent rains in Mbalachanda but I was surprised that the crop survived,” said Mzale who grows maize and beans.

Another farmer from Rumphi, Dominic Zgambo, described the seeds as “worthy for business.”

He said since he started growing the seeds three years ago, he has not been let down.

Peacock Seeds Malawi regional territory manager for the North, Elias Nyirenda, said their company was geared towards making sure that farmers benefit “greatly” from their work.

He hailed Mzimba North agriculture office for organising the fair, saying it enabled them to come nearer to their clients.

“The response has been overwhelming,” said Nyirenda. “In a day are getting as many as 200 people to our pavilion which is overwhelming.”

He said with the response, they will make sure they reach out to all the farmers in the region immediately after the fair.

The fair which opened on Wednesday and will end on Friday brought together 34 companies and organisations with interests in agribusiness, according to Albert Tembo of Mzimba North agriculture office.

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