FARMERS URGED TO ADOPT TECHNOLOGIES

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Farmers are being encourage to adopt technology.

MALAWI Government has urged farmers to adopt agricultural technologies that can help them fight against effects of climate change.

Chief Director in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Anira Ntupanyama, made the call during a Climate Smart Agriculture, CSA, and dialogue meeting in Lilongwe.

Ntupanyama explained that CSA is one of the best technologies that can help farmers survive against the effects of climate change.

“Farmers should adopt technologies that can help them harvest more despite the climate change, CSA is one of the best technologies that farmers should use,” she said.

She urged stakeholders to join hands and increase the adoption rate of CSA among farmers across the country since the current adoption rate is very low.

Civil Society Agriculture Network, CISANET, national director, Pamela Kuwali, stressed that the network will continue advocating for a conducive environment in agriculture sector so that farmers can easily adopt modern agricultural technologies such as CSA.

Kuwali said if farmers are equipped with right resources, they can be able to achieve food security at household level which will also help the country to achieve food security.

The meeting was organized by the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, FANRPAN, CISANET and the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi.

It was funded by CARE International, Irish Aid and Concern Worldwide.

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