Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development has hailed Mosanto Malawi for supporting the farming community with high quality hybrid seeds and appropriate technologies that have assisted farmers in the country to maximize their production.
Minister of Agricultute, Dr Allan Chiyembekeza said during a field visit at Nchela irrigation scheme in Zomba organized by Monsanto Malawi last Friday.
Chiyembekeza said the company has been offering high quality hybrid seeds and appropriate technologies both commercially and to projects, that have shown very outstanding performance under rain-fed and irrigation in the country.
This, according to Chiyembekeza has been complementing his ministry’s plans in ensuring that the country’s goal of attaining food self sufficiency is achieved.
“I must commend Mosanto for being a reliable supplier of high quality hybrid seed and appropriate technologies such as conservation farming. These have been complementing the ministry’s agriculture effort in ensuring that farmers produce enough for consumption and for commercial gains,” he said.
However, Chiyembekeza observed that there is need for continue adoption of the improved seeds and technologies by farmers throughout the country so that Malawi remain food secured.
He then appealed to various stakeholders in the sector to emulate the example that mosanto Malawi has demonstrated in supporting farming community with all kinds of initiative in order to produce more.
“ I welcome the active participation of Mosanto and other seed companies in providing quality seeds and technical expertise to our farmers.
“Let me also call upon local leaders to join government in assisting farmers in the adoption of technologies that include the use of quality improved seeds ,” said the minister.
Chiyembekeza therefore assured the farmers of government’ support in ensuring that they are well supported so that they realize maximum benefits from their production.
On his part, Mosanto’s Country’s Manager Morut Martin Isyagi said the company will continue supporting farmers with improved farming technologies so that they increase crop production for both consumption and commercial purpose.
“We will continue work in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture in ensuring that our farmers are well provided with the required technologies that are well packaged, user-friendly and affordable to them so that Malawi become food secured,” he said .
Mosanto Malawi was one of the partners that came forward to offer support to government through a donation of 90 mt of hybrid maize seed that has been distributed to farmers for irrigation during this year’s heavy floods that affected crop production in 15 districts of the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :