Ireland Oks Agriculture Support for Malawi

Ireland will provide approximately USD66 million euros (SD89 million) over five years for an agricultural subsidy program in Malawi.

The loan is expected to support the implementation of Ireland’s country strategy for Malawi, in which the European country seeks to ensure that Malawian households have enough nutritious food and that they are less vulnerable to poverty. 

Ireland’s country program for Malawi is the first bilateral agreement that the two country signed since the European nation opened its embassy in Malawi in 2007, Nyasa Times notes.

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