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Malawi: Mchinji farmers embark on tomato production learning visit

Recently, 36 tomato smallholder farmers from the Kaphatiyi Cooperative in Mchinji visited a model Agricultural Smart Farm located at the LUANAR-NRC campus in Malawi’s capital of Lilongwe. They were there to learn more about tomato production.

The farmers attended a research dissemination session focusing on the effectiveness of net-houses in reducing pest infestations. The horticultural study also sought to measure the economic viability of using a net-house in tomato production to increase revenue for smallholder farmers in Malawi.

The research dissemination session was sponsored by Small Fam Cities Africa —a farmer-centric organization based in Lilongwe which buys produce from smallholder farmers and offers them wide-ranging agricultural extension services to enhance their productivity.


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