Posts Tagged ‘hunger and poverty’

Malawi’s dependence on maize has led to malnutrition.

Posted on 14 Mar 2013 at 8:10am

Malnutrition in Malawi: is permaculture the solution?

Malawi’s dependence on maize has led to malnutrition, will encouraging permaculture help Malawians increase their intake of micronutrients?

As the third highest per capita consumers of maize in the world, Malawi’s dependence on a grain with high energy content but low protein, fat, and micronutrient quality has led to sustained issues of malnutrition. Despite recent praise of Malawi’s efforts to end hunger from the head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation…

FAO, EU and Government of Malawi discuss ending hunger and malnutrition in Malawi

Posted on 07 Mar 2013 at 4:42pm

Crop diversification, increasing the productivity and production of farmers through small-scale irrigation projects, improving local market systems, and other actions being implemented by the government could give a strong push to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in Malawi, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, following a high-level discussion with President Joyce Banda of Malawi and EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs.

“It was interesting to hear about government programs to support small-scale livestock production and crop diversification,” Graziano da Silva said.

“FAO is ready to increase its assistance to develop agriculture, improve food security and increase the income of…