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Personal Profile
Pilira Precious Manyera was born on 18th April 1978, married to Atupele Khonyongwa has with three children Bryne 15 years, Phoebe 13 years and Bright CJ 4 years respectively. A seasoned marketer with 17 years experienced has worked with several organizations focusing much on customer creation and retention, new product development, public relations, business development, advertising and sales management just to mention a few. He is working with Greenbelt Authority as a Marketing Officer and the job includes and not limited to attracting investors, marketing Greenbelt Authority projects, Public Relations, promoting the corporate identity of the Authority and making Greenbelt a trusted brand when it comes to investment in large scale irrigation agriculture Very much interested in investment forums within and abroad. Has attended the 13th CII EXIMBANK ON AFRICA PARTNERSHIP in 2018 in New Delhi, 2018 MALAWI INVESTMENT FORUM in Lilongwe Malawi and the first ever INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE FAIR in Cairo in 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing from Riverton University in Malawi, Diploma in Business Management from Amity University in India and Diploma in Marketing from London Chamber of Commerce and Industry from London.
Company Profile
THE GREEN BELT INITIATIVE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Government formulated the Green Belt Initiative (GBI) with the aim of using the available abundant water and land resources for irrigation to increase agricultural production and productivity, incomes and food security. GBI is to reduce the heavy reliance on the unreliable rain-fed agriculture which is susceptible to weather shocks and natural disasters (unreliable rainfall patterns, droughts, dry spells, and floods). Thus the GBI is to hedge against the negative effects of global climate change on food, nutrition and cash income security. The Initiative is consistent with both the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II), the National Agriculture Policy (NAP), National Irrigation Policy and the National Export Strategy (NES). Vision Transforming Malawi into a wealthy nation with assured livelihoods and sustainable utilisation of land and water resources. Mission To increase sustainable irrigated agricultural production and productivity through well developed and managed infrastructure for comprehensive utilisation of land and water resources as well as effective service delivery 1.1 Objectives In order to achieve the above Vision and Mission, the Initiative has the following specific objectives: a) To increase area under sustainable irrigation; b) To increase production and productivity of crops, livestock and fisheries technologies; c) To improve market access and linkages; d) To increase volumes and quality of value added products; and e) To improve access to other socio-economic infrastructure within the context of rural growth centres. 1.2 Pilot Sites In the first phase of the programme implementation, Government identified four pilot sites to be developed. These are: Nthola-Ilora-Ngosi in the area of Traditional Authority Kalonga in Karonga district covering 1000 hectares, Chikwawa Scheme in the areas of Traditional Authoririties Mwaza, Makanjira and Khombeza in Salima district covering 6293 hectares, Malombe scheme in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi district covering 500 hectares, and Chilengo scheme in the area of Traditional Authority Makuwira in Chikhwawa district covering 500 hectares.