More youths needed in agribusiness

Youths are yet to embrace agribusiness activities, growers have said.

Dickson Kilowe, managing director for Synthesis Agriculture told YFM that youth participation in such activities has not been impressive.

Kilowe said export markets for products such as bananas, garlic, tomatoes are available and their company links youth farmers to those markets on top of providing expertise to grow such products.

“We are literally sitting on gold, I would give an example of garlic, one hectare of garlic gives you about 30 million Kwacha in a period of six months.”

He has since asked the youth to utilize such opportunities to achieve financial independence.

“Time for white collar jobs is over youths should arise and do horticulture we are here to support them,” said Kilowe.

Agriculture is Malawi’s economic mainstay.

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