Malawi has seen a bumper crop of sweet potato in the recent harvest season.
Researchers at Bvumbwe Agriculture Research Station say the countries economy could be turned around if proper farming practice is followed. The announcement was made during a field day held at the research centre where successfully grown crops such as sweet potato, maize and cassava were on display.
According to researchers, commercial varieties of sweet potatoes such as the orange type could generate good income for farmers if spacing, irrigation and best practice is used correctly.
According to their findings, sweet potatoes can be made into flour which is raw material for making biscuits. Selling at 40 Kwacha per kilogram small scale farmers stand a chance of earning more than K555,000 per hector.