National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (Nasfam) has engaged communities in Mzimba in Covid-19 awareness.
The roadshow campaign took place on Friday from Emfeni via Jenda, Embangweni and Edingeni in Mzimba to Nkhamenya in Kasungu District.
In an interview on the sidelines of the campaign, Nasfam business manager Lettons Mkandawire said they joined the fight against the pandemic because it has affected everyone, including farmers.
He said: “Nasfam seeks to promote farmers’ welfare in the country, but Covid-19 has affected all areas of development and farmers are not spared.
“This is why we are sensitising people to the pandemic and how they can prevent it.”
On his part, Jenda Rural Hospital clinician Symon Mwale advised people to follow Covid-19 precautionary measures.
“You should wash your hands frequently and maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of the pandemic,” he said.
James Phiri from Nkhamenya, who attended the campaign, appealed to various stakeholders to continue preaching Covid-19 messages, especially in rural areas.
The initiative is targeting big trading centres in Mzimba and has been funded by United States Africa Development Foundation (Usadf) to a tune of K10 million.