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NGO launches Moringa production initiative in Salima
During a stakeholders meeting in Salima, the organization's Executive Director, Madalitso Makwandu, stated that an initiative aims to spark partnerships that will induce development in the district.
Malawi: With the goal of promoting agricultural growth and economic productivity, the non-governmental organization Green Livelihoods has launched an initiative to assist farmers in reaping the benefits of Moringa production in Salima.
During a stakeholders’ meeting in Salima, the organization's Executive Director, Madalitso Makwandu, stated that an initiative aims to spark partnerships that will induce development in the district.
"We are working with so many governmental and non-governmental stakeholders," Makwandu explained.
"Farmers will benefit because they will be able to gain insight on how to commercialize Moringa farming."
He also stated that they are collaborating with the Department of Agriculture, trade, and financial institutions to ensure that farmers are fully supported.
Makwandu believes the initiative will aid in ensuring adequate participation in addressing Salima's agricultural development challenges.
Makwandu went on to say that their organization is committed to achieving Malawians' food security and shared economic prosperity, as outlined in the Malawi 2063 Agenda.
In a statement on the same topic, District Moringa Hub Chairperson Zikaoneka Adam stated that the Agribusiness Deal will help in the showcase, as it will be an opportunity to deepen engagement with these actors and mobilize additional investment and partnerships in the country.
He also praised the initiative for "promoting connections between key stakeholders such as enterprises, farmers, governments, investors, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and development partners."
Green Livelihoods' Moringa Project is funded by USAID and involves 58 clubs and 1456 participants from four Traditional Authorities: Maganga, Ndindi, Pemba, and Kuluunda.