Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
Africa Agriculture Local Local News

ATI INVESTS K5BN IN LUANAR CROP RESEARCH

The Agriculture Transformation Institute (ATI) is constructing a  $3 million (K5 billion) multipurpose office building at Natural Resources College under Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources that will house agriculture laboratories for research and improvement of crop cultivation.
Free Smoke World played a vital role in the project

The project that was initiated by the Foundation for a Free Smoke World is expected to help smallholder farmers diversify from Tobacco farming to other cash crops that may fetch more money on the market.

According to the Country Director for ATI, Candida Nakhumwa, Malawi needs to invest more in infrastructure, science and technology if the country is to achieve Malawi 2063.

Chairperson for the National Planning Commission, Professor  Richard Mkandawire, in the company of other officials, inspected the construction project and noted the idea fits well with the Malawi 2063 pillar of agriculture productivity and commercialisation.

According to Chairperson of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Professor Zachary Kasomekera, the University is proud to have the state of the art construction project that suits LUANAR’s aspirations to provide expert support to all farmers in the country through learning.

Moreover, the project will also renovate some research and learning buildings on the campus.

At the moment, there is an expectation the project will be finalized by December this year.

Reported by Eunice Ndhlovu.

#mbcmw
#mbcnewslive
#mbconlineservices

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Related posts

GIRLS CHALLENGED TO FOCUS ON SCIENCE SUBJECTS

Paul Mlowoka

CIVO STRENGTHENS GOALKEEPING DEPARTMENT

Romeo Umali

MW, MOZ JOINT TASKFORCE TO INVESTIGATE TRUCK DRIVER ASSAULT CASE

McDonald Chiwayula
error: All Content is protected. Copyright © 2022. Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. All Right Reserved.