As President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera stated, the launch of the mega-farms is evidence of his administration’s determination to eradicate hunger and poverty in Malawi.
After unveiling Linga Mega Farm in Nkhata Bay, where more than 800 farmers of rice and beans have already begun irrigation farming on 450 hectares of land, Chakwera expressed these comments shortly after the event.
“Today marks a significant milestone in Malawi’s efforts to end both hunger and poverty,” President Mutharika said. He said, “our flagship initiative to build a mega farm is well and truly on track.” “I am happy to learn that the farm will utilize close to 1,500 hectares as part of the initiative when it is operating at full capacity,”
In addition, President Chakwera expressed his joy at the fact that the program, in conjunction with other assistance efforts such as fisheries, honey production, and cattle farming, has created hundreds of jobs for our young people in the region.
This exciting discovery lends credence to the belief held by my government that the most effective strategy for commercializing agricultural production in the country is to establish mega-farms.
Utilizing agriculture as one of the pillars that would stimulate socioeconomic development is one of the strategies outlined in Malawi Vision 2063, providing a roadmap to economic independence and prosperity. In light of this, the President emphasized improving agricultural productivity.