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Development of irrigated agriculture to increase food security and economic growth in Malawi

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Ongoing

December 2013 - The Government of Malawi received a €1.8 million grant to help prepare a project to expand irrigated agriculture in the Lower Shire Valley. The project will help overcome the adverse effects of prolonged dry spells and frequent flooding, improve and spread agricultural production, as well as create employment opportunities through farming and irrigation ventures. The grant will be used to finance a feasibility study and preparatory activities to mobilize funding for an irrigation plan covering 21,000 hectares. Over 272,000 people are expected to benefit from this project.

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