Group urges resilience in agriculture


International Food Policy Research Institute (Ifpri) has urged resilience in agriculture for the country to end hunger related problems by 2025.

Speaking ahead of the Compact2025 Malawi Forum to be held on October 31 2017 at the Bingu International Convention Centre (Bicc), Ifpri director general Shenggen Fan said a resilient agricultural system could take the country out of the chronic cycle of food insecurity.

Fan: Building resilience is crucial

“Building a resilient agriculture and food system is crucial for sustainably ending hunger and malnutrition by 2025. It breaks the cycle of chronic food insecurity in Malawi,” said Fan.

Vice-President Saulos Chilima will grace the forum to be held under the theme ‘Moving from Relief to Resilience’.

The event will reflect on the recommendations from last year’s discussion to address how to “break the cycle” of food shortages followed by humanitarian response.

Recently, United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) new country director Benoit Thiry said the organisation will focus on initiatives that will reduce the country’s’ susceptibility to climatic shocks. n\

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