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Illovo donates 103ha to LUANAR for large scale maize production

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Illovo Sugar Malawi Plc has donated 103 hectares of land to Lilongwe University of Agriculture Natural Resources (LUANAR) to enable the tertiary education institution to grow maize on a large scale.

The initiative is aimed at complementing government efforts to address food insecurity that has hit the country as a result of Tropical Cyclone Freddy.

Team leader for the initiative, who is also a lecturer at LUANAR, Thomas Ruben Nyanda. said the project will help them to reach out to people who were affected by the cyclone and are currently food insecure. 

Nyanda: We are complementing government efforts

“It is worthwhile to say that illovo has supported us a lot in this initiative by giving us this land for free together with water which we are using for irrigation. This country has a huge potential in irrigation and if we can optimize the resources that we have like waters in our lakes and rivers obviously our country can be a food basket for Africa and even the world,” Nyanda said.

Nyanda said they expect to yield 618 metric tons at a cost of about K300 million.

This is one of corporate social responsibility activities, which Illovo is implementing through its Dwangwa Estate.

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