Chakwera to launch Agriculture Mechanisation Initiative

By Staff Reporter

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera will today preside over the official launch of the Agriculture Mechanisation initiative at  BICC in Lilongwe.

The initiative is being facilitated by Phillip Morris International, along with its implementing partner, Pyxus, which has provided seed capital funding for the purchase of 23 tractors which  are expected to be owned by entrepreneurs in the country.

The launch of the initiative will help farmers to access tractors through loans to maximize their agricultural productivity as part of implementing agriculture Commercialisation, Mega Farm initiative, and the Agriculture Tourism Mining strategy (ATM).


During his State of the National Address (SONA), President Chakwera highlighted that the government will continue its intensified effort to support subsistence commercial farming through the use of modern equipment such as tractors and combined harvesters to embrace mechanization and improve the agricultural system in the country.

President Chakwera has also demonstrated his commitment to revamp the agriculture sector through the launch of the Private Sector Mega Farm Implementation initiative, engaging private individuals and institutions in the implementation of the mega farm initiative.