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MOST Study examines Impact of Mechanized Shelling on Malawi's Gender Dynamic

Post Date: August 22, 2016
Over the past year the Malawi Oilseed Sector Transformation (MOST) programme has been conducting a UK AID supported gender focused study with the aim of assessing the impact of the introduction of mechanised groundnut shelling on gender dynamics in selected districts in Malawi.

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Enhancing Malawian Agriculture Through Technological Innovation?

Post Date: May 30, 2016
Is it really possible to significantly enhance agricultural efficiencies through technology, in a country where only 2 to 3 per cent of the population enjoys regular internet access? Have a look to see what the Malawi Oilssed Sector Transformation programme is doing to find out...

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Getting What You Pay For

Post Date: May 12, 2016
The Tablet Based Seed Inspection App seeks to dramatically improve Malawi’s approach to certifying seeds, by simply carrying seed inspection into the digital, wireless age of real-time information.

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Innovation in Soy Technology to Change Agriculture Game in Malawi

Post Date: March 31, 2016
The Malawi Oilseed Sector Transformation programme (MOST), a UK AID supported initiative, is introducing a project designed to assist Malawian smallholder farmers in coming out of their… husks – literally. The project in question, is the development and introduction of a mechanical threshing model which is easily replicable throughout the small southern African country, and remains affordable, mobile and home grown.

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A Good Defense for a Greater Yield

Post Date: March 23, 2016
Good yields stem from more than hard work, good soil and proper seed. Good yields are also the difference between a healthy, well fed and educated family, and exacerbated poverty, intensified malnutrition, and under-education. Yet, an often overlooked component for ensuring a good yield are much needed crop protection agents protecting the crop from diseases and pests such as aphids, beetles and other meddling insects. To obtain this crop protection, however, can be a daunting challenge for a smallholder farmer in Malawi.

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Piloting Alternative Financing Mechanisms for Improved Access to Farm Inputs

Post Date: January 29, 2016
Over the 2015 to 2016 agricultural season, the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE), in partnership with the Malawi Oilseed Sector Transformation Project (MOST), Agro-Inputs Suppliers Ltd (AISL), Clinton Development Initiative (CDI) and Tukula Farming Company, will begin implementing a piloting project which explores alternative finance mechanisms in order to facilitate improved access to agricultural inputs and markets.

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Late in Life, but Long on Heart

Post Date: December 1, 2015
Margaret Wantheza and Sallah Kanthiti have experienced a great deal of life. Nonetheless, the two are growing entrepreneurs who are beginning to realize their value in the agricultural sector.

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Malawi’s Burgeoning ‘Queen Of The Sunflower’

Post Date: December 1, 2015
Being a woman in Malawi is a difficult task these days. Households headed by women earn only 60% of the annual income of male-headed households and represent the majority of the ultra poor in the country. However, bold pioneers are making their own way in order to realize their independence, and their potential.

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A Better Year Through Nitrofix

Post Date: November 10, 2015
A Better Year Through Nitrofix
Last year was a difficult one for farmers in Malawi, with heavy rains and subsequent floods impeding agricultural production. As such, it is vital that the 2016 growing season realize substantial yields to assist farmers in ‘getting back on their feet’. However, the cultivation game is never an easy one, and so growers will be looking to exploit every advantage they can. One such ‘home grown’ advantage will be coming from Malawi itself, and could see soy farmers increase their product from anywhere to 30% to 40%.

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Chief and Chairman Guides Economic Development Initiatives in Chikwawa.

Post Date: July 7, 2015
New spraying businesses growing cotton sector in Chikwawa.

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Malawi Groundnut Farmers Coming Out of Their Business Shell.

Post Date: June 25, 2015
Groundnut shellers becoming feasable business opportunity

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Not Afraid to Fail. Innovating Malawi’s Soybean Sector.

Post Date: June 25, 2015
Technical innovation revolutionizing Malawi's soybean sector

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