Adopt farming technologies, farmers told

By Jacqueline Ndindi: FACES COMPETITION— Tobacco Tobacco farmers have been encouraged to adopt advanced technologies to shore up production. Speaking when Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (Aret) organised a field […]

Government consults on 2019 tobacco prices

By Imam Wali Contributor: YANAGISAWA— Appreciating tobacco at the floors Ministry of Agriculture is consulting tobacco industry stakeholders on minimum buying prices for the leaf ahead of the 2019 marketing […]

Agriculture to grow by 2%

By Taonga Sabola: Malawi’s main driver of the economy, agriculture, is expected to rebound to two percent this year, up from 0.6 percent, the first Monetary Policy Report for 2019 […]

Tradition, not technology, excites Kenyan farmers

By Caroline Wambui: As Mary Mbaka tended to crops on her farm in central Kenya, she wondered if she could rely on recent heavy rains to keep them watered, or […]

Illovo profit hits K16.4 billion

By Florence Magowa: ROBUST— Sugar production at Nchalo Illovo Sugar Malawi recorded a K16.4 billion profit in the year-ended August 31 2018, up from K7 billion registered in 2017, the […]

Banks react to policy rate cut

By Taonga Sabola: THULA—Incentivise savers The country’s commercial banks have started reacting to last month’s policy rate cut by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of Malawi […]

Government worries Select Finance | The Times Group

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: One of the country’s microfinance institutions, Select Financial Services, has described the non-remittance by government of payments duly deducted from civil servants as a major challenge facing […]

UN challenges Malawi on energy situation

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: The United Nations has tipped Malawi to increase investment in the energy sector and harmonise the regulatory framework to enhance access to energy services among Malawians and […]

Economist Intelligent Unit sees kwacha weakening by 9%

By Taonga Sabola: United Kingdom-based economic think-tank, the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU), has predicted the local trading unit, the kwacha, will weaken by about nine percent in 2019. The forecast […]

Mzuzu Coffee targets regional markets

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: HAS GREAT POTENTIAL—Coffee The Mzuzu Coffee Planters Cooperative Union Limited has said it is installing new machines for roasting, grinding and packaging coffee to penetrate regional market. […]