Government and stakeholders have been asked to assist the farming community to migrate from small scale to commercial farming, as commercial farming is the solution to Malawi’s ailing economy.
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar), Professor Emmanuel Kaunda Kaunda who is also Luanar deputy Vice-Chancellor said this in Lilongwe when a team of Nation Publications Limited journalists visited the University for a Study Tour.
“With a sound investment in substantial resources, our smallholder farmers can transform thereby transforming our economy.
If we can strengthen irrigation farming to divert from the excessive dependence on rain-fed agriculture, we are likely to increase yield that could substantially increase the country’s’ of economic growth,” he said.
Grivin Chipula who is deputy head of the department of agricultural engineering at Luanar noted that promotion of technologies could be the way to go for Malawi farmers.