Today's exercise took place in two districts of Rumphi and Mzimba, both located in the Northern Region of Malawi.
Among the beneficiaries were the elderly and vulnerable young mothers from families affected by malnutrition as well as HIV/AIDS. The support is aimed at promoting food security at household level so as to reduce malnutrition levels.
The programme which targeted 14 districts selected from all the regions of Malawi supported farming families with farmers packs containing the following:
1). 10kg NPK fertilizer
2). 10kg UREA fertilizer
3). 2kg Maize Seed
4). 2kg Legume Seed
5). 1 hoe
With the above items, with good rains, a farmer is expected to realize between 10 and 15 bags of maize, each weighing 50kg; and up to 3 bags of legume relish, each weighing 50kg, enough to last a family of6/7 members for the whole year.
All in all, 3000 farmers packs have been distributed this year/season reaching out to 3000 farmers.