Trade Fair opens Tuesday


The 28th edition of the Malawi International Trade Fair is scheduled to start Tuesday at the Trade Fair Grounds in Blantyre as Malawian businesses seek to achieve competitiveness through innovative products.

Malawian products are expected to take centre stage at the trade exhibition which has been adapted to support the newly inaugurated Buy Malawi Strategy, a government initiative that seeks to promote locally made products.

A visit to the Trade Fair Grounds yesterday showed that most local exhibitors have embraced the theme.


Monsanto Malawi will be showcasing new maize seed varieties to promote the use of local seed varieties in Malawi’s agricultural sector.

Monsanto Sales Officer for the southern region, Denis Kachikho said over the years the seed company has been striving to come up with maize varieties that are high yielding and drought resistant.

“Climate change is an issue that has affected most countries the world over and as a company we are being innovative so that we contribute positively to economic growth,” said Kachikho.


Chombe Foods General Manager Gresham Thomas has lauded the trade exhibition as the best platform to showcase products that are available locally.

“We want Malawians to appreciate the products that we have. We know the issue of quality has been there for a long time but as Chombe, we do not compromise on quality and the fair offers us a chance to prove this to the local market,” he said.

He further said the company will also showcase Chombe rice which is a new product from Chombe Foods.

“The fair offers exposure and recognition which is key in any business and as a company we expect to benefit,” said Thomas

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