March 7th, 2013

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…