National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (Nasfam) has said it will scale up its effort to promote climate smart agriculture (CSA) as one way of increasing agricultural productivity in the country.
Nasfam farm services manager, Wycliffe Kumwenda, said this on Wednesday when asked to explain his organisation’s outlook for 2013.
“Climate smart agriculture will be promoted because it increases productivity, resilience and reduces greenhouse gases,” he said.
Kumwenda said CSA has proved to be an effective tool in enhancing national food security and development goals.
He emphasised the need to increase agriculture production to meet the food demand of the growing population.
“Nasfam has over the years contributed to the development of smallholder farmers in the country through programmes aimed at reducing poverty and promoting food security,” said Kumwenda.
He said Nasfam will continue endorsing CSA as a sure way of combating hunger and poverty in Malawi.