Proper farming methods are key to better production, agriculture officials told farmers in Blantyre on Friday.
Speaking during an agricultural field day at Chaweta Primary School, districtâ€™s agricultural development officer Raphael Mkisi said it is high time farmers took farming as a business and started maximising produce to get greater benefits.
â€œWe are encouraging various simple technologies like pit planting and conservation agriculture, while at the same time guarding against the effects of climate change,â€ said Mkisi.
Blantyre district commissioner Charles Makanga said the shows help farmers to learn from each other while at the same time learning proper husbandry practices from extension workers.
â€œFarmers in the district are lucky, since there is a ready market for their produce in town,â€ said Makanga.
Several farmers won prizes for their exemplary produce during the show which was held under the theme â€˜Together We can Fight Climate Change for Sustainable Household Food Security and Income.â€™