Hunger Drives Acceptance of New Staples in Malawi

Farmers struggling to harvest staple crops of maize and rice are heeding the advice of agricultural experts to diversify their crops.

  • Malawi:  Hunger Drives Acceptance of New Staples

    AlertNet, 13 November 2012

    Farmers across Malawi, struggling to harvest sufficient staple crops of maize and rice in changing weather conditions, are turning to crops they had never previously considered for ... read more »

Malawian farmers prepare to plant groundnuts: The reluctant embrace of crops that would not previously have been considered as food is a capitulation to the strength of hunger, farmers say.

  • Malawi:  Group Appeals for Aid to Relief Food Shortages

    United Nations World Food Programme, 12 November 2012

    The United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) has contributed food valued at US$14.1 million (MK 4.23 billion) to the United Nations World Food ... read more »

  • Malawi:  Need for Food Aid Outpaces Response

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 30 August 2012

    Prolonged dry spells followed by poor harvests in Malawi's maize-growing central and southern regions have created widespread food shortages, yet it has taken months to fully ... read more »

  • Malawi:  Country's Food Safety Threatened by Contaminated Groundnuts (analysis)

    Guardian Global Development Network, 10 August 2012

    Fair trade NGO Twin is calling for urgent action after revealing 60% of groundnuts are not tested for potentially lethal aflatoxins read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  How Malawi Fed Its Own People (opinion)

    The Herald, 20 April 2012

    President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi died on April 5 of a heart attack at the age of 78. His countrymen, suffering a massive economic crisis, seem to have declared good riddance. ... read more »

  • Malawi:  272,000 Need Food Aid Through Lean Season - Survey

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 12 April 2012

    Mary Lyford, a widow and subsistence farmer from Mbande village in southern Malawi's Chikhwawa District, has seven mouths to feed, besides her own, and little idea how she will ... read more »

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