Trade Related Facility Project Benefiting DAPP Dowa Farmers
The project Manager for the Trade related facility project under the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry, Mrs. Linda Munthali has commended the work that DAPP Malawi is doing in the project through its Cooperative farmers in Dowa district.
This was said during a field visit in Dowa district in Traditional Authorities Nkukula, Mpale and Chakhadza where field plots of nine farmers from three of the project’s cooperatives, Mpale, Bzyanzi and Mthete cooperatives were visited.
Speaking at the event was the project manager for the Trade Related Facility Project, Mrs. Linda Munthali who appreciate the great work that DAPP Field Instructors are doing with the farmer’s. “Compared to the other projects that are under this Trade Related Facility project, I have to commend DAPP Malawi because they are doing a good job. The standard and quality of the demonstration plots I have seen today is very good”.
DAPP Malawi has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Tourism in implementing the Trade Related Facility (TRF) project since December 2018. The project aims at improving living standards of small scale farmers through strengthening competitiveness of the country’s oil seed exports and promotes the production, value addition and export of oil seeds particularly sunflower, soya bean and groundnuts products.
The project is being implemented in Dowa district targeting 500 farmers in seven farmers’ cooperatives namely Bzyanzi, Chimwankhuku, Mthete, Tsogolo, Dzoole, Katingwe and Mpale in Traditional Authorities Msakambewa, Nkukula, Dzoole and Mponela and will phase out in December 2019.