The Blantyre CCAP Synod says farmers need proper skills in planting crops and rearing animals to produce the best results in their enterprises.
The synod’s project coordinator for Zomba Wellings Mwalabu made the remarks recently during an agricultural field day held at Sakata in Sub-Traditional Authority (STA) N’kagula in Zomba.
The objective of the field day was to showcase some of the skills farmers can tap to improve their livestock and crop production.
“Our role is to help farmers acquire relevant skills to enable them produce enough for themselves. We have introduced a zero tillage system and the use of composite manure in this area to achieve our goal,” said Malabu.
He said the synod is also encouraging farmers to intensify livestock farming, observing that it is one of the best ways to make savings for the future.
One of the farmers who benefits from the modern methods of farming, Iman
Rajabu, said the zero tillage system has rescued him from the bondage of hunger.
STA N’kagula hailed the synod for the initiative, which he said has helped to improve food security in the area.