Malawi hunger drives acceptance of new staples

From Face of Malawi Thu Nov 15 2012, 03:10:24

Farmers across Malawi, struggling to harvest sufficient staple crops of maize and rice in changing weather conditions, are turning to crops they had never previously considered for food. "In (past) days, when we said food or a proper meal, we were referring to rice or thick porridge made from maize flour," said 53-year-old Fannie Kalua, [...]

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