President Chakwera says Mega Farms to supplement Rain Fed Agriculture

By Staff Reporter

President Chakwera says the government Mega farm initiative has been put in place to supplement rain fed agriculture.

He said with support from development partners, his administration is implementing the Agriculture Infrastructure Support Project, Programme for  Rural Irrigation Development, the Shire Valley Transformation Programme and the Agriculture and Commercialisation project to revamp the agriculture sector.

Chakwera arriving in Parliament

He further said government is rehabilitating irrigation schemes across the country to ensure that there is adequate supply of water for irrigation throughout the season.

He was responding to a question on the measures that government has put in place to adopt the irrigation farming systems apart from the Shire Valley Transformation Project in the Lower Shire.

President Chakwera added that government is implementing the food resilient programme and that  through the Ministry of Agriculture it is providing extension services  with the help of development partners in ensuring that Malawi is not only relying on rain fed agriculture.