MUST Embarks on Maize Flour, Chicken, Ornamental Production

Mkwambisi Mkwambisi - pic by Luka Beston

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) said it is set to start production of nutritious maize flour from next week.

Director of Institute of Industrial Research and Innovation (MIIRI) at the university, Dr. David Mkwambisi said the production follows the partnership it has entered with Mikolongwe vocational center in Thyolo.

"We want Malawians to consume locally blended flour from this area. It will be nutritious for our health," he disclosed.

Dr. Mkwambisi added that they also want to import 10, 000 Mikolongwe eggs from Zimbabwe for incubation to ensure the country reclaims the famous chicken breed.

He disclosed the plans on Thursday after presided over the awarding of K2.5 million grants each to 20 young Thyolo based entrepreneurs who pitched excellent business ideas.

They received the grants after they underwent business skills trainings, plan development and business registrations under the Business Acceleration for Youth (BA4Y) of International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) with funding from USAID.

Currently, the university has also embarked on production of ceramic products at the Bingu School of Culture and Heritage (BISCH) studio.

The studio is among others producing the mugs, kettles and other chinaware and ornamentals.

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