Nandolo Farmers Association of Malawi Celebrates Success and Plans for Future
Former President Dr. Joyce Banda, the guest of honour, emphasized the need for increased government support for these farmers.
Blantyre, MALAWI - The Nandolo Farmers Association of Malawi (NFAM) Southern Region Chapter has praised the association for its commitment to improving the productivity and sales of its pigeon peas, writes Bridget Banda.
Farmer Rose Lovan credited the Tilondane Nandolo Farmers Club for enabling farmers to purchase cattle after reaping significant profits from Nandolo sales.
The remarks were made during the official opening of the two-day annual Farmers General Meeting on Thursday, November 9, at the NFAM warehouse and factory.
Former President Dr. Joyce Banda, the guest of honour, emphasized the need for increased government support for these farmers through advice and equipment to ensure more product supply outside the country, thereby generating sufficient foreign exchange.
Symon Chibwana, a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture, assured that the ministry, through NFAM, will support farmers to meet international market requirements.
Following the official launch of the Annual General Meeting (AGM), NFAM Board Chairperson Susan Chimbayo stated that the association is geared to showcase to all people that Nandolo has different varieties of use such as cakes, doughnuts, and Thobwa, thereby creating business opportunities among them.
Dunia Mphande, Head of Programs at the Christian Aid organization that sponsored the meeting, said their organization intends to support local traders by sponsoring their activities and conducting campaigns to educate people on the nutritional value of Nandolo.