Malawi getting maize from Zambia, Mexico

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In a move to lessen effects of the double blow on food production by disasters in the country, Malawi has now begun filling its stocks with maize from Zambia and Mexico to feed a starving population.

The country is to get 55,000 metric tonnes of maize from Zambia and Mexico by October this year for citizens who were effected by floods in 2015 and persistent dry spells in many districts following El-Nino weather in 2015/16 farming period.

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Malawians can smile to this.

World Food Program (WFP) has since confirmed receiving maize from the two countries with funds approved by Malawi government to support 6.5 million people under food shortage.

WFP deputy country director Mietik Maj said they need to have more financial support to alleviate the hunger in the country.

Maj added that WFP needs US$100 million for the population in need of food in Malawi.

Authorities in the country are yet to keep to their promise that “no one is to die due to hunger” that has hit the country hard.

During a Malawi24 tour to some areas of Halala and M’maniwa under Traditional Authority (TA) Nsanama in Machinga district over the weekend, community members were seen cooking green Papaya for food due to lack of maize in Admarc depots.

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  1. Ulimi wapamalawi bola kupha nsomba ulima opanda fetileza ungakolole thuma lafeteleza kudula ngati injini ya bmw thuma lachimanga kutchipa ngati singano upindula cha

  2. Akuba osewa cash gate mpaka mu mphika ma idiot ppo kumangot tamwaso tea wa mkaka basi nkhan ikhale imeneyo ku parliament budget izikha makomo mwanu amalawi tili mu war kma sitikuziwa ofunika kusegula maso..

  3. I Think All The PP led government and this FAKE DDP GOVERNMENT Does Not/havent Read “AFRICAN DREAMS FROM ABJECT POVERTY TO PROSPERITY”,which Our Fellow Neigboring Countries Understands Better,and Work Upon Inorder To Achieve More Economically!!Those In Authority Should Know The Reasons Why Late Moya(RIP),came Up With The Greenbelt Initiative Whilst frequented The Phrase”the Great economic Recoverly”..What A Shame!

  4. Malawi is a sick nation indeed, how can someone clap hands just because govt is importing maize from outside countries one of them being a neighbouring nation Zambia whom we shares the same geographical region and climate? we have the lake which flows all the way from chitipa to nsanje but we r failing to utilize it, county can never develop if we rely much on importing than exporting

  5. Malawi is buying maize not getting.It is doing so because it did not have enough rains the last growing season,2 malawi is experiencing blackouts because it did not have enough rains therefore the rivers are dry which makes them fail to supply enough water for the production of electricity.

  6. Government must take part on food program not only maize from other countries.
    GOVERNMENT MUST KNOW HOW TO RESERVE UFA WENI WENI.

  7. ine apa ndili phee kutukula mutu mumwamba kuli kuvomeleza fundo ya Yesu kuti mumatsiku osiliza kuzakhala njala….apa bible likusonyeza kuti zooooooona….kumalawi kale kunalibe anthu ama phd omwe amati ama Dr pankhani zaulimi koma njala simafika pamenepa…kunalibe fertilizer koma njala sinali vuto..kunalibe alangizi okhuzana zaulimi koma pano nde alipalipose koma njala ndi iyo….kunalibe kuphunzila njira zamakono zaulimi koma chakudya chosayamba..pano why why zili chocho????mungoziwilatu mawu aMulungu samangonena osakwanilisidwa…olo olamula atapanga bwanji sangakwanise kukodza zinthu…tilibe mphamvu yozilamulila kulikose pano padziko lapansi ndimavuto okhaokha….tipemphe ufumu wake ubwele ndithu.

  8. Kodi kumalawi kuno mmesa timadalira ulimi? Ndiye ulimi wake udzikhala ugula chakudya cha maiko ena.Malawi is a real a dead state indeed.

  9. Very year we having much maize in NkhataBay West but only but the Government is not supporting farmers for buying maize in a profitable price only. Keep on importing we shall us our maize for food and sell some to vendors at acheap price bola tapeza yasopo

  10. Geof Kameko you are 100% right that’s the good way to go.Malawi people are hard working that’s why we come over there to get workers to work here in Zambia..Malawi Govt should heavily invest in those areas you hav mentioned.

  11. There is more maize in Chitipa. Admarc stopped buying because of lack of finances yet we can brag of importing the product. Dzikoli lalamulidwa by cursed crop of humans for a long period of time.

  12. Last year Zambia had surplus maize again this season, hey stop warming your office chair, go and learn from them or even steal their secret because we are both falling in the same climate zone. And stop giving us fertilizer instead give us water pumps, modern farming technics, otherwise.

  13. boma la mbava zochita komaso maganizo aumbava.inu nomwe mukut boma srigula chimanga lilibe ndrama pomwe galimoto zonyamula chimanga zikungokhala kukanengo.nde ndrama zogulira chimanga ku zambia zachoka kt?.

  14. Amalawi boza mwatengera ku maiko akuja ndalamazo osapasa alimi kuti alimeokha chimanga.fodya muwambere ,chimanga muwambere ndalama muwambre tipumira paati

  15. Not just maize, but peas, beans, sorghum etc from american continents. I feel very much sorry for this nation. Things that we can produce and feed others

  16. chimanga komwekuno chilipo chambiri mukanika kugula,galimoto zatha mwezi paline ku n.f.r.a kuti ayamba kugula koma mpaka pano.chogulira kumexico ndichiyani? kufuna pobera basi mulungu akuona akukanthani basi munzunza anthu mamillion inu ochepa muzisangalara mmakomo mwanu shit

  17. ulimi ndiumene umasaukitsa malawi……..thumba lachimanga limakhala 5000 pamene feteleza 17 000 ndemutha othila matumba 6 afeteleza kukolora matumba 10 achimanga…….ndefuso kumati matumba 10 kungula ndi 50 000 pamene feteleza walowayo wa 100 000 kwacha……….demet kulibwino boma lizilima ife tizigula coz makobili amatheka kumunda ndichifukwa njala simatha

    • willy iwe nde mbudzi yamunthu…coz chilungamo chimene amanenacho…kuti umalima iwe waboza chocho….uzionelako ma Tv station enawo monga zodiak ndazizake ndiminda ingati inawonongeka last year…anthu angati analephera kupezeka ndi feteleza….ngati inu mumatulusa mabag ambiri yyy kuli njala.

    • hahhaha iwe matumba atatu okulitsa atatu obelekesa angatuluse matumba angati achimanga ndipo ndimutha waukulu bwanji mungatile matumba atatu okulitsa ndiobeekesawo,,,,,,uwelengetsele ndalama yolimitsa yonse kuti imalowa bwanji ndeutangula chimanga panyumba pako ndimatumba angati ungagule………………ukaona ku southa africa moyo ogula kuti amakhala motani……..boma limatibela ndalama kuulimi coz zipangizo zondula atati azilima okha sangamakweze feteleza chochi ndengati sukumvapo sory

    • chaka chath mvula inavuta and fetereza wakwera chifukwa chakutsika mphamvu kwa ndalama ya kwacha,ine last year ndalima ndipo ndinakolora over 40 bags koma ndinathira matumba awiri okulisa ndiwoberekesa nthumba limodzi ndimagulisa 13000 olo fetereza ndinalowesa 34000 koma ndinawinabe,kungoti mvula inavuta chaka chatha ndipo ena sanakolore mkomwe nkhani siya feterza ayi