• Sat. Sep 9th, 2023

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Chakwera for hunger eradication, launches Linga Mega Farm in Nkhata – Bay

By Cedric Nkungula 

In a move that is aimed at eradicating hunger in the country, President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Friday 8th September, 2023 commissioned Linga Mega Farm in Nkhata – Bay.

The initiative is aimed at promoting large – scale farming to do away with hunger not only at the individual and family level but also on a national scale which is also in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In his remarks, the Malawi leader said mega farms are the best approach in commercializing agricultural production in the country.

“I have launched the Linga Mega Farm in Nkhata – Bay where over 800 rice and beans farmers have already started irrigation farming on a 450 hectare land. I am glad to learn that at full capacity the farm will utilise close to 1,500 hectares as part of the initiative,” said Chakwera.

“This exciting development confirms my administration’s conviction that mega farms are the best approach in commercialising agricultural production in the country.”

Chakwera expressed delight that Linga mega farm has already created hundreds of jobs to youths in the area.

“I am also delighted that the scheme in complement with other support initiatives such as fisheries, honey production and livestock farming has created hundreds of jobs to our youth in the area,” he said.

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