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.
This article is also available in print in the David Lubin Library's reading room. Please ask at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to read it.