91,000 poor households in the country will receive free fertilizers, courtesy of the Yara International Action Africa Program.
The above follows after June this year, when Action Africa launched an initiative aimed at mobilising support for 250,000 smallholder farmers in seven African countries to secure food production and improved food security. The fertiliser contribution, combined with agronomic support, is expected to triple maize production and feed more than one million people across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique for one year.
Yara International President and Chief Executive Officer, Svein Tore Holsether attributed the distribution to vulnerable communities that are facing a food crisis. On the other hand, Vice President, Saulos Chilima, has hailed the initiative as it complements the Tonse government’s initiative of providing cheap fertiliser and seed to Malawians under the Affordable Input Programme.