Government, through the Irrigation Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Development Project (IRLADP), on Friday handed over a K55 million Nanzolo B small-scale gravity-fed irrigation scheme to communities in Chikhwawa.
The scheme, which uses water from Mapelera River, has 170 small-scale farmers and covers 48 hectares.
IRLADP national project coordinator Dickxie Verson Kampani thanked the farmers for showing interest in the project.
â€œThis project was jointly funded by the World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development through the Government of Malawi, the Ministry of Agriculture.
â€œWe are handing over this project to the community happy people because we have achieved our goal of transforming rural peopleâ€™s lives,â€ said Kampani.
Shire Valley Agricultural Development Division (SVADD) programme manager Manfrey Mlotha said it is high time farmers embraced irrigation farming.