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Agricultural Trading Company (ATC), a subsidiary of AHL Group, has partnered one of the leading veterinary brands in the world, Ashish Life Science, to bring affordable and quality veterinary drugs into Malawi.
ATC Marketing Manager, Maxwell Ng’ambi, said the agreement was initiated because ATC realises that livestock production is one of the tools that can help to alleviate poverty, diversify incomes and enhance food security.
“We analysed the cost of livestock production in Malawi and realised that there is a gap on affordable products that can support farmers to increase their production capacity.
“We can challenge the market that our prices are very affordable and unmatched. We have even reduced the price of some veterinary drugs by up to 50 percent,” Ng’ambi said.
He further said veterinary drugs have a major role in protecting animal and public health and reducing animal suffering.
“We have interest in enabling efficient production of animals to feed the population. We are here to support animal husbandry,” he said.
Ng’ambi said ATC has a range of veterinary products, including dewormers, wound remedies, injections and broad spectrum solutions.
He said ATC has in-house and full time veterinary experts at its head office in Kanengo, Old Town and Nchalo,
“You can call or visit them for support before buying any product. The experts offer support on how to treat diseased animals, avoid the outbreak of diseases as well provision of drugs. So far, the drugs can be bought from our Nchalo and Old Town shops. We hope to expand in the near future,” he said.
ATC’s stocking of veterinary products and rolling out a price slash bonanza on the market is in support of government’s efforts of enhancing livestock production.
“These efforts in veterinary products are a response and in tandem with government policy on livestock development in the country. We are supporting farmers so that production of high quality livestock is enhanced for both food and commercial purposes,” he said.
A member of the AHL Group; ATC has over 50 years experience of supplying farm inputs, agro-chemicals, seed and pest control services and allied products.
Source: The Times Group