Flemish government to pump K14 billion in Malawi’s agriculture sector

Flemish government to pump K14 billion in Malawi’s agriculture sector

Kris Peeters, Minister-President of the Flemish Government 
in Belgium in Malawi and Dr Joyce Banda

4 -5 April 2013. President Dr Joyce Banda requested the Flemish Government to earmark the next cycle of assistance towards the agriculture sector. The President made the request at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe after signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture between the Government of Malawi and Government of Flanders. The next cycle of assistance amounting to 25 million Euros (about K14 billion) has been pledged towards this course.

The Minister-President of Flanders, Kris Peeters officially opened the Lisasadzi training centre in Kasungu which has been rehabilitated with financial support from his government. The centre will assist in the training of extension workers in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.

Peeters said the implementation of the MoU will be for the next five years and will help Malawi in agriculture sector to ensure that the country remains food sufficient. The Flanders Government adopted Malawi as its third country partner in January, 2007.

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