Tag Archives: Malawi
A second consecutive year of the El Niño-induced drought created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that placed an estimated 6.7 million people—or 40 percent of the population—at risk of food insecurity
PLATINUM SPONSOR INTERVIEW: “Symbion and many other companies from the United States are ready to invest in Africa.”
“The challenge in South Africa is ensuring that we have the technical skills to match the strong drive to invest in renewable energy.”
IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$19.6 Million Disbursement
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review of Malawi’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 13.02 million (about US$19.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to an amount equivalent to SDR39.06 million (about US$58.7 million).
Regional Seminar on the Implementation and Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Discrimination in the context of the Right to Food in Southern Africa
LILONGWE, Malawi /African Press Organization (APO)/ – Around 60 experts from governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, as well as the agricultural sector will meet from 3 to 4 April 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss concrete measures to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food in the sub-region. Experts from Belgium, Norway, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN agencies will also attend.
LILONGWE, Malawi, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved, on March 25, 2013, a grant amounting to US $3.04 million to finance the Kholombidzo Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) Feasibility Studies in Malawi. The Government of Malawi will contribute US $0.23 million (7%) of the total study cost of US $3.27 million.
by Wallace Mawire
The Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) is planning to partner with organizations in need of technical assistance along the groundnut value chain to minimize risk of aflatoxin contamination, according to a SATH spokesperson.
According to SATH, groundnuts are one of Southern Africa’s most important crops, but contamination by the carcinogenic fungus aflatoxin has become a public health issue and a significant barrier to trade. Risks associated with the fungus include liver cancer, impaired growth for children under five and suppression of the immune system.
LILONGWE, Malawi, March 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved, on March 13, 2013, grants and loans amounting to US $73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi.