a bid to improve access to markets and farming information, agriculture experts have called on farmers to work in groups.
The non-profit agricultural organization, Land O’ Lakes International Development says such groups make it linkages between farmers and other market players easy.
According to Land O’ Lakes’ Agronomic Training Specialist Damiano Chipeta, it is high time farmers stopped working in isolation and merges forces to maximize productivity.
The organization emphasized the when it toured areas where the MSIKA Project, which targets boosting agricultural productivity and expanding trade of fruits and vegetables in Malawi, is being implemented.
Farmers at one of the project sites in Mangochi, under the Mpita Farmers Based Organization, expressed optimism of registering profits from fruit and vegetable farming.
The Seventeen Million Dollar project is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and will run for five years.