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PYXUS AGRICULTURE SUPPORTS MEGA FARMS INITIATIVE

Pyxus International says it is scaling up its operations in Malawi to reach out to more farmers with agricultural technologies for maximum yields.

President and Chief Executive Officer for the company, Peiter Sikkel, made the remarks after an audience with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

He said his company is already working with Malawian farmers who are into legumes production but said they intend to increase the number of farmers in the project which eventually will increase output to generate more forex for the country.

Pyxus International’s subsidiary, Pyxus Agriculture Limited Malawi and USAID have partnered to support farmers by increasing the availability of high-quality, climate-adaptive groundnut seed varieties, boosting Agriculture production and processing and redressing environmental degradation among other desired outcomes.

File photo: Pyxus-supported sugar bean farm in Kasungu.

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