A group of stakeholders in Malawi’s farm sector are in India to take a tip or two from Indian agriculture.

They are here as part of a USAID programme aimed at exposing the African country’s farm and seed industry to the practices in vogue here.

“The Malawian seed sector is way behind, with most of the farmers using and reusing seed varieties. This has led to a steep drop in yields. We have showcased the practices here. We have taken them to farms, seed firms, seed storage facilities and research institutes,” Akshat Medakker, Associate VP (Innovation Advisory, Agriculture and Food), told BusinessLine .

“The programme includes telling them about intricacies in certified seed production, seed processing and seed treatment,” he said.