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Malawian Students Embrace Crop Diversification and Mechanisation

Diploma in Agriculture students at Mwimba College of Agriculture (MWICA) say as agricultural production is becoming very low due to various challenges, it is important to adopt crop diversification and mechanisation.

The students made the call Friday at the college's campus in Kasungu during the first ever symposium in the history of MWICA since it was opened in 1999.

President of the students' union, Thokozani Matchona said that as students they realise that Malawi's economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, however production remains low at small holder farm level and there is need for some innovations.

"Agricultural production at smallholder farm level is very low due to climate change effects and lack of extension services on new farming technologies.

"It is high time smallholder farmers started using new technologies in farming like improved seeds, climate smart agriculture, use of agricultural machineries and also crop diversification if the country is to be food secure," said Matchona.


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