After several years of success due to farming subsidy programs, Malawi finds itself unable to produce enough maize or other grains to feed its population. For several years the country was able to export a surplus of maize to other African countries.
In the latest issue of Africa Renewal, Masimba Tafirenyika looks at why Malawi is once again suffering from a food crisis. His article discusses how leadership and political will are factors stronger than weather in contributing to successful agricultural programs. It suggests that strong food policy among African Union members can greatly help alleviate the food crisis on the continent.
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