By: Innocent Mvundula
Government says Malawi has potential for growth in the agricultural sector as it is endowed with both human and natural resources for improved agricultural practices and socio-economic development.
Minister of Agriculture Hon. Lobin Lowe, MP said this when he visited Chikwawa and Nsanje districts on a familiarisation tour to appreciate some of the efforts being done by the ministry aimed at improving food security in Malawi.
Lowe who was accompanied by Deputy Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Agness Nkusa Nkhoma and some ministry officials explained that the lower shire districts have potential for increased irrigation farming, fish and livestock production, which may feed the whole southern region.
“This area has potential for improved irrigation farming, fish farming and livestock production. As government all we need to do is to support the farmers with inputs such as fertilisers through the Affordable Inputs Programme.