Malawi has from late December 2014 to the second week of January 2015, experienced heavy rainstorms and floods hitting 15 out of the 28 districts in Malawi (Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Rumphi, Karonga, Thyolo, Machinga, Mangochi, Ntcheu, Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Balaka, Salima and Blantyre).
President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 opened the 4th Meeting in the 45th Session of Parliament and the 2015/16 Budget Meeting. His National Address is titled FULFILLING OUR PROMISES.
Government policies aiming to transform the agriculture sector will only have greater success in poverty reduction if they are developed with the participation of smallholder farmers and their representative organisations.
The observation is carried in a report released by the Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), and co-published by Concern Universal and the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) and Christian Aid focusing mainly on the interventions following the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Initiative launched in 2012.