Eleven clubs from Mpherembe and nine from Kafukule in Mzimba have gone into piggery business.
Group Village Head Scot Mhango of Kafukule said they chose piggery because pigs multiply fast and give good returns for investment than most livestock.
The village head said each club received one male and two female pigs to multiply and share out to its members.
â€œAs I am talking to you, I have received one male and two female pigs. I will multiply and share them out to fellow village heads,â€ he said.
Pigs are prolific animals and can drop up to 18 piglets at a time.
Member of Parliament for Mzimba West Billy Kaunda said the project has consumed K1.4 million from the Local Development Fund (LDF).
â€œDespite LDF providing school materials, we tapped some of its resources to economically empower our communities to venture into pig farming,â€ he said.
The pigs, sourced from Bunda College of Agriculture, went to community-based organisations, widows; traditional, religious and political leaders.
Kaunda said the animals were shared out to people regardless of their political and religious inclination.