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African Agriculture – how to achieve a green revolution

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
allAfrica Excerpts from the conclusion of the African Agriculture Status Report 2013, published today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing…

Malawi, other African Countries get GAFSP agriculture grants

Malawi will receive $39.6 million to promote irrigated rice and horticulture production as well as crop diversification , Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) announced on Friday. GAFSP, is a fund that supports country-led efforts to fight hunger and poverty. It announced that six countries will receive grants totaling $177 million. The… Read More ›

World Bank Gives Malawi $30 million for agriculture sector

Cash strapped Malawi will get a $30 million credit from the  World Bank to shore up diversification from the maize and tobacco-based production systems, and engagement in more market oriented agriculture. This is expected to enable 200,000 smallholder farmers improve their incomes and become more food secure. Agricultural diversification will also help Malawi improve its… Read More ›

Only 37 pct of women in the world have bank accounts

Climate Change to reduce rainfall in Malawi

With no irrigation, one rainfall season, Malawi faces a massive challenge to survive as a nation in the next 60 years when rainfall is predicted to be reduced and temperatures reaching their all time highs. An unpublished study conducted by government two years ago, predicts that Climate Change will reduce rainfall in the next 60… Read More ›

Malawi’s bumper harvests may not sustained

Malawi has been reaping bumper maize harvests for the last five years thanks to the donor supported seed and fertilizer subsidy programme. But this may not be sustained if the subsidies behind the success dry up. Malawi is expected to harvest 3.8 million tonnes this year, up from the 3.5 million the previous year, despite… Read More ›


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