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How Mchinji-Mikundi EPA Beneficiaries Were Duped… and How They’ve Banded Together to Overcome Teething AIP Challenges

How Mchinji-Mikundi EPA Beneficiaries Were Duped… and How They’ve Banded Together to Overcome Teething AIP Challenges

Malawi: A Mchinji community that bore the brunt of the challenges that dogged the Affordable Input Programme in the 2021–2022 farming season has banded together in a rare display of unity to get rid of the teething AIP challenges, write Winston Mwale and Andre Harare.

It’s a weekend, and we’re in the Traditional Authority M’duwa area of Mchinji district in central Malawi.

We are specifically here to learn more about the Affordable Input Program (AIP), as people in these villages were heavily impacted by the scandals surrounding the programme during the 2021-2022 farming season.

Namagelo Mafiya, who has a family of nine members, says she has no kind words for the scandals that rocked AIP during the 2021-2022 farming season because she literally failed to buy farm inputs despite going to the markets four times.

Read the full article on The Africa Brief here