BAM to host a two day agri-business indaba

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All is set for a two-day agri-business conference organised by the Bankers Association of Malawi (Bam) in Lilongwe mid July.

The indaba will offer an opportunity to key stakeholders from the country’s agriculture sector to brainstorm on measures for improving the sector’s input to the economy.

Among other topics include agri-business for economic growth in Africa, surviving the hurdles in the agriculture industry, living the agriculture miracle, and incentivisation and stimulation of agri-business in Africa.

FMB defend BAM Championship at 2018 Sports Day

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First Merchant Bank (FMB) were crowned champions of the Bankers Association of Malawi (Bam) Sports Day for the third consecutive year at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre on Saturday.

The event attracted bankers from different banks in the country who competed in various sporting disciplines.

FMB emerged champions in volleyball and football before being crowned overall winners.

The bank’s Head of Human Resources and Administration, Nargis Khan, said the win is a compliment to their commitment towards the development of sports in the country.

FMB shines in 2017 Bankers Sports Day

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A Saturday of intense action ended in great victory for First Merchant Bank (FMB) as they emerged overall champions of the Bankers Sports Day at College of Medicine (CoM) Sports Complex in Blantyre.

FMB won in several sports disciplines in the event that had 11 banks competing.

FMB triumphed in; volleyball, 100-metresprints and also finished third in football after losing to Ecobank.

FMB Head of Marketing Sylvia Mataka hailed her sports men and women before describing their victory as a great achievement for the bank.

‘Financing critical in revamping productive agriculture ’-FOL

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The Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) has said sufficiently financing the agriculture sector is essential for the realisation of farmers’ dreams of reaping maximum benefits from their toil.

FOL Retail Sales and Marketing Manager, Hannock Madeira, said they are doing everything possible to ensure farmers’ needs are met, especially in the wake of climate change.
Madeira made the remarks on the sidelines of a two-day Agribusiness Conference organised in Lilongwe by the Bankers Association of Malawi (Bam).

“Farmers need to have funds to procure good quality inputs for production. That is where the element of financing the agriculture sector becomes crucial. Most farmers cannot afford good quality products because of lack of funds,” Madeira said.