US Sponsors Program to Improve Malawi's Food Security, Nutrition

More than 200,000 families in Malawi will soon have more nutritious food on their tables with the help of a new U.S. government-backed program that aims to improve health and nutrition in the country as well as assist poor families reduce their dependence on rain-fed produce, Catholic Relief Services announced in a statement. The USD80 million program includes efforts to develop small-scale irrigation systems, diversify crops, and improve farmers’ access to markets. The program also covers the promotion of sustainable practices and innovative agriculture techniques among Malawi’s poor farming households.

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