The green belt program seeks to make Malawi independent of rain-fed agriculture. The plan is to protect the gains in food security, reduce vulnerability to drought, diversify crops and to boost production by irrigation, using the Lake Malawi-Shire River stretch. The land holding is through the creation of ownership of the irrigations schemes by local farmer organizations, subsidized by the government. Read this story here.
Posted on February 22, 2010 by idasa