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Chitedze Agricultural Research Station (CARS) was established in the 1948 to expand the work which was being carried out at Likuni Experiment Station.This was done under the leadership of Mr. S. Hoyle, the first Chief Agricultural Research Officer (director) in Malawi. The first field experiments on the station were conducted in the 1949/50 season. Since the inception of the station several institutions have been established within the premises. Colby College of Agriculture, which later moved and was renamed the Natural Resources College, was o [...]


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A report on collaborative study of cassava in Africa (COSCA): The Malawi case  [1991]

Sauti, R.F.N. (Bvumbwe Agricultural Research Station, Limbe (Malawi)); Thaulo, G. (Department of Agriculture, Lilongwe (Malawi)); Chibambo, M. (Chitedze Agricultural Research Station, Lilongwe (Malawi)); Khonje, A. (Lilongwe Agricultural Development Division, Lilongwe (Malawi));

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The Malawi Household Energy Survey, carried out between September and November 1990 sampled 1685 households in three income categories in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Findings indicate that households allocate 14% of their net income to energy. Energy use patterns are firewood 84.3%, charcoal 35.9%, coal 0.5%, electricity 37.4% and paraffin 62.6% of the households, firewood being mainly used for warmth and cooking, charcoal for warmth and slow cooking, and electricity and paraffin for lighting