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Malawi shifts focus to nutrition and new crops to tackle food crisis

Date Published: 
09/20/2012
Summary: 

A nutrition act and new crops are at the centre of the Malawi government's latest attempts to overcome the effects of annual food shortages that affect more than 10% of the population. (..) Food shortages affect 1.6 million people every year, and an estimated 47% of children have stunted growth because of undernutrition, making them more vulnerable to illness and learning difficulties.