|Malawi can be Sadc’s food basket—Tsheole|
by James Chimpweya, 14 May 2007 - 07:04:41
| South African High Commissioner to Malawi Natshadi Tsheole says Malawi, with its plenty waters, should be the food basket for Southern African Development Corporation (Sadc) countries|
Tsheole said this in Mchinji on Saturday during an award presentation ceremony for the ‘promotion of school gardening’ competition.
She said unlike South Africa, Malawi has the potential to be the food basket for Africa with its plenty waters and good land for cultivation.
She said South Africa is hilly and that most of its land is not good for cultivation.
“Malawi with its many resources can be a food basket of the Sadc region,” said Tsheole.
She also advised the pupils to take education seriously so as to become responsible citizens in future.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), emergency coordinator, Vincent Langdon-Morris called for working partnership between the project implementers for the success of the project
Labour Minister Annah Kachikho encouraged schools to do more in as far as gardening is concerned to improve their surroundings.
The project is being implemented by the Catholic Development Commission of Malawi (Cadecom), Adventist Relief Agency (Adra) and the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) in Mchinji, Lilongwe and Phalombe, respectively.
The South African government is funding the initiative at a total cost of US$2.1million (about K300 million).
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