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Ministry of Agriculture assures farmers of good rains

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Malawi: Government authorities responsible for rainfall forecast have assured farmers in the country of favourable and adequate rainfall in 2014/2015 farming season. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development in collaboration department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, rainfall forecast for 2014/2015 has indicated that there will be favourable rainfall for agriculture production. The release stated that most of the areas in the country will receive normal rainfall during the season.

Malawi expects goods rains in 2014/2015

Malawi expects goods rains in 2014/2015

 

However, the release further disclosed that there is possibility of low rainfall associated with dry spells at intervals and therefore farmers have to be observant and prepare to quickly respond to such conditions. The general public has been advised to prepare the land early to ensure early planting, make ridges in a way to hold and conserve water, plant early maturing crops and plant alternative drought tolerant food crops such as cassava, sorghum and millet. Farmers have been further advised to plant when their respect areas have received enough rainfall and the soil is adequately moistened. The authorities finally urged farmers to seek advice where needed from Agricultural Extension Development Officers in all areas across the country.

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